Further Mathematics A level **FEES PAYABLE** at Acorn Independent College
Further maths is a subject for students who are exceptionally good mathematicians and should be seen as a progression from mathematics A Level rather than a discrete subject in its own right. The subject builds on the skills and knowledge learned in Mathematics A Level.
Although details of previous school reports and examination results may be considered, previous academic achievements are not our only criteria. At Acorn House, we value eagerness to learn and willingness to work hard. After discussing possible courses, an offer of a place is made if the student’s aims appear to be compatible with those of the College.
It is important and in some cases, essential for students who wish to study Maths, Physics or Engineering at university to take Further Mathematics in order to demonstrate they have a strong command of mathematics.
Students with Maths and Further Maths should be careful when making university choices to ensure that the universities they apply to will consider them as separate A Levels and that they have sufficient breadth from their other A Level subject to meet the entry requirements for the course they intend to take.
The Two-year programme is designed for students who have completed their GCSE courses. Most students will study four AS subjects in their first year, and three of these subjects at A2 in the second year.
The One-Year Fast-Track A Level programme runs from September to June and offers an intensive approach to the student’s chosen subject. This one-year focused approach can be useful for those who have studied AS Levels or A Levels elsewhere but may not have achieved their desired grade and wish to retake their exams.
Our 18 Month A Level course option begins in January. It is particularly suited to students who are wishing to retake the full 2-year A Level course, but who were unable to begin in September, or who wish to move schools following a term in Lower Sixth elsewhere. The first year’s worth of modules for the A Level course will be condensed into the Spring and Summer terms in Lower Sixth, ending in June. Students will then be able to complete their final year of A Level study in the ordinary calendar structure, from September to June.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Acorn Independent College directly.