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Maths Further AS/A-Level at Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What is Further Mathematics?

Further Maths is an AS/A Level which broadens and deepens the maths covered in AS/A Level Maths. It develops yourmathematical ability and introduces you to new topics, such as matrices and complex numbers, which are desirable formaths-rich degrees in areas such as sciences, engineering, statistics and computing, as well as mathematics itself. FurtherMaths is studied alongside AS/A level Maths, but if you've already started your A levels, it may not be too late. You canstudy AS level Further Maths in year 13, alongside A Level Maths.

Why study Further Mathematics?

Further Maths will introduce you to fascinating mathematical concepts. It will further develop your problem solving skills,which will help to boost your performance in AS/A Level Maths. If you plan to apply for any degree that is rich in maths, aqualification in Further Maths will give your application an edge. You will study more maths that is relevant to youruniversity course, which will help you to hit the ground running. Some prestigious university degree courses now require aFurther Maths qualification, and many university courses prefer students who have studied Further Maths to at least AS Level.

What makes a successful Further Mathematics student?

A good Further Maths student usually demonstrates a number of characteristics. A good level of mathematical ability is amust but also a willingness to have a go at something that may seem daunting at first is also the key. With perseverancemost problems can be solved and this sort of academic resilience will be the key to success in this subject.

Entry requirements

To study at Hellesdon High School Sixth Form you will need: SIX GCSEs A* - C Grades will enable you to study FOUR A/S Level courses.

We would advise that a Grade B at GCSE would be a good indicator of potential for A Level but we will discuss this with you. Equally we can discuss options for individuals who may fall short of the six higher grade entry requirements.

When applying for courses you should look to study subjects that:

  • a) You have a strong interest in (and enjoyment of)
  • b) You feel you are successful at
  • c) Your Yr11 teachers have highlighted you are good at.

It may also be useful to investigate university/employment websites if you have a particular interest in following a subject forward after Sixth Form.

Subject Specific

You should have done well at GCSE Mathematics; an A*, A or B grade is expected. You will study AS/A Level Maths alongsidethis course so you must have a real enthusiasm for the subject and be looking to broaden your knowledge of Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Finance and banking, natural and life sciences, engineering, business consultancy, actuarial, computing, medicine and health. Higher level problem solving skills are well recognised by all employers and educational institutions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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