Mathematics and Further Mathematics - A Level - 2 years at Longley Park Sixth Form College
You will normally study A Level Mathematics in your first year and then study A Level Further Mathematics in your second year. As well as allowing you to study Mathematics in more depth, Further Mathematics gives you a much broader mathematical background ensuring you are highly employable in all mathematical fields.
In year one you will study pure Mathematics which will extend your knowledge of topics such as algebra, co-ordinate geometry and trigonometry. You will also learn new concepts such as calculus. Alongside pure mathematics you will study mechanics and statistics. Statistics will build on and extend your data and probability knowledge; mechanics looks at the physics of motion and forces.
In year two you will study further pure Mathematics. The ideas that you met at A Level are brought together using complex numbers giving many powerful mathematical tools to solve problems that cannot be solved in the real numbers. You will also study four applied modules.
A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.
You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C). You will normally need at least a grade 4/C in English Language and a grade 8/A in Mathematics. Your grades across all subjects should be consistently high and you should really enjoy Mathematics and have a flair for it.
Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college. You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.
Further Mathematics students are particularly well prepared for degree level courses in mathematics, engineering, science, medicine, dentistry, computing, finance, economics and other mathematics based subjects.
How to apply
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