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Further Mathematics A Level at Don Valley School and Performing Arts College

Course description

Students will take six units in addition to those being studied for A Level Mathematics (Pure Core units MPC1, MPC2, MPC3, MPC4 and two Applied units). These can be Further Pure units (MFP1, MFP2, MFP3 or MFP4), Mechanics units (MM1B, MM2B, MM03, MM04 or MM05), Discrete Mathematics units (MD01 or MD02) or Statistics units (MS1B, MS2B, MS03 or MS04).

Students must also be taking A Level Mathematics. Graphical Calculators are used regularly throughout the course and students will encounter specialised mathematical software such as ‘Autograph’ and ‘Derive’.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or better. No more than two applied courses can count towards this total and each applied course counted has the equivalence of only one GCSE, regardless of its nominal size. In addition, students must achieve the specific entry requirements which may apply to this course.


The course is assessed by means of six examinations each equally weighted and of 1½ hours duration, three in Year 12 and three in Year 13.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics is a challenging and enjoyable course leading to an A level in Mathematics and AS/A qualification in Further Mathematics. This is a valuable qualification to obtain and would be suitable for students wishing to study Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Astrophysics or related courses at University. Topics will be developed using a range of strategies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Don Valley School and Performing Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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