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Further Mathematics A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

Further Maths A-level can be taken in addition to the ‘single’ Maths. It is designed for students with a particular aptitude and strong enjoyment of the subject. This subject is an excellent preparation for degree courses with a high Mathematical content, which could include Engineering, Physics, Economics and Accountancy, as well as Maths itself. By doing an intensive study of such an analytical subject, you will gain outstanding skills in understanding ideas from many disciplines. Many universities require an A-Level in Further Maths to study Maths subjects.

Why study Further Maths?

Further Maths A-Level can be taken in addition to the 'single' Maths. It is designed for students with a particular aptitude and strong enjoyment of the subject. This subject is an excellent preparation for degree courses with a high Mathematical content. Apart from Maths itself these include courses such as Engineering, Physics, Economics and Accountancy.

Mathematics is a fascinating and rewarding area of study and each student works in an atmosphere that is both challenging and supportive. Members of the Maths team use a variety of teaching strategies including ILT to ensure that the experience of students is both satisfying and rewarding.

The Maths facilities are excellently equipped and provide a first class learning environment. In addition, there is an extensive support programme designed to provide extended opportunities for successful and timely help for those who need it.

Course content

All students study a two year course in A-Level Further Maths. The first year of the course is at AS-Level and the second year is at A2-Level. 

The Further Maths course is modular with three modules giving an AS-Level in Further Maths and six modules leading to an A-Level in Further Maths.

During the first year you will take one module of 'Further Pure' Maths which extends the knowledge and techniques encountered in the single Maths course. Among the topics studied are number systems and methods of proof. In addition you will take two applied modules in Statistics and Decision Maths.

In the second year you will take at least one more 'Further Pure' module plus a variety of optional modules which will extend your knowledge as an 'all round' Mathematician.

Entry requirements

Generally, a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grade C, including English and Maths, but applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. To study this course you will need a GCSE grade A* in Maths (Higher Tier).

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This is not just an academic subject studied in the classroom. We try to make your learning as relevant as possible, by including visits to exhibitions and employers where you can see the real world application of your subject.

Future opportunities

We are advised by many university lecturers in Engineering that there is no better preparation for their course than the Further Pure units. Further Mathematics is also an excellent basis for a degree in Mathematics. Other students have gone on to read Law, Physics or Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.