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Further Mathematics at The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

Course description

The Further Mathematics course covers all aspects of Mathematics in sufficient depth to provide a perfect foundation for those aiming to continue studying not just Mathematics, but also Economics, Computing, Engineering, Medicine and Sciences to a higher level. Indeed, Further Mathematics is highly regarded for Economics and Engineering at the top universities.


Course content

Mathematics and Further Mathematics are taken alongside 2 other A levels. During Year 12 all students will take 7 modules: Core Mathematics 1 – 3 (C1, C2, C3), Further Pure Mathematics 1 (FP1), Mechanics 1 (M1), Mechanics 2 (M2) and Statistics 1 (S1). This gives a sound foundation for Year 13 and allows for a broad curriculum to suit the needs of all students.

In Year 13, boys complete their A Levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics by taking modules C4, FP2, M3, S2 and D1 (Decision Mathematics). There is also the opportunity for some boys to study further modules to gain a Further Mathematics (Additional) qualification. All examinations are 1½ hours

Entry requirements

Grade A* in Mathematics


All examinations are 1½ hours and equally weighted, out of 100 UMS. Only C1 is noncalculator. There is no coursework.

To achieve a grade A, boys must gain 480/600 UMS and to achieve an A*at A level they must also achieve a total of 180 UMS on C3 and C4. To achieve an A* at Further Mathematics, they must score 270 UMS in 3 modules out of FP2, S2, M2 and M3. The exam board will arrange modules to give the best grade at A Level Mathematics and then the best possible grade at A Level Further Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015
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