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Further Mathematics : A Level at Gateway College

Course description

This course is delivered using a blend of learning methods including use of online resources to supplement classroom taught lessons. Students will need strong independent learning skills. The units FP1 and FP2 include work on Matrices and Complex Numbers, Further Trigonometry and Calculus. There is some flexibility over the choice of the other units.

Course content

This course is aimed at students who enjoy Mathematics and feel confident with the subject. It is especially recommended for students intending to study Maths (on its own or as part of a combined degree) at University. This may be a good choice of a fourth AS level, if you have already chosen Maths and two others.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at grade 9-5 including English Language. A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 6.

Plus GCSE Maths grade 8. Students must also be studying or have completed AS Level Maths.


Assessment at A Level is by exam at the end of two years.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

A Level Further Mathematics is a very useful (sometimes essential) qualification for careers in business, accounting, actuarial work, computing, science, engineering, technology, operational research, teaching, civil service, surveying etc.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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