Further Mathematics A Level at Franklin College
Year 1 If you love maths and wish to gain breadth and depth in maths knowledge, then Further Maths is for you. You will study both Maths and Further Maths. You will study modules in pure maths, which build on your existing knowledge in algebra and trigonometry and introduces new skills in the study of calculus, complex numbers and matrices. You will also study two applied modules in statistics, and one in decision maths. Decision maths looks at effective methods of solving real life logistics problems which may involve computer, rail or road networks. At the end of year one you decide if you want to continue with one or both A levels in the second year. Year 2 In your second year Further Maths you will extensively develop your pure mathematics skills, building on everything that was learnt in the first year. You will also study a second module in decision maths and two modules of mechanics; the study of forces and motion. This course leads to two A levels; one in maths and one in further maths.
Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include at least a grade A or above in GCSE Maths.
Many universities consider Further Maths as highly desirable for degree level courses such as engineering, computing, statistics, accounts, economics, maths and physics. A Level Further Maths is a well-respected subject by all universities and will help students even if they do not intend to study maths at university.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Franklin College directly.