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Mathematics (Further) A Level - Block A & D at Gravesend Grammar School

Course description

As well as being an intellectually stimulating subject in its own right, A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics equips students with the necessary skills (problem solving, logic and clear thinking) to support many other subjects, including Sciences, Economics, Geography, ICT to name but a few.  Also, Further Mathematics will provide the challenges that able students need to enable them to develop to first year University/degree level.

Course content

This is a challenging course resulting in the award of two A-Levels in Mathematics. Suitability for this course should be discussed with Mr Allen. Top universities will look for this option if you are thinking about studying Mathematics at degree level or as part of a Mathematics related degree.

In this course you would study A-Level Mathematics in year 12. (see section on A-Level Mathematics at GGS)

Students who complete Year 12 suitably well will get the opportunity to sit the A-Level in Mathematics at the end of year 12.

Students will then study the further mathematics sections in year 13.

The course will be made up of two compulsory units based on Pure Mathematics.

Two further courses will then be run from Pure Mathematics, Further Mechanics and Further Statistics. (not yet decided)

This is an excellent qualification for high ability mathematics students as it provides the challenge that such students need as well as very good career opportunities. 

Entry requirements

Students should be aiming to achieve a Grade 8/9 at GCSE level in Mathematics


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Future opportunities

Successfully completing A Level Mathematics/Further Mathematics will allow students to continue with their studies in Mathematics or a Mathematics related degree subject, in the knowledge that they have excellent mathematical skills at their disposal.  It will also give students the skills that many degree courses expect.  These include Engineering, Finance and Banking, IT, Accountancy, Actuarial Science and Architecture to name a few.  Employers will also look favourably on students who gain A Level Further Mathematics as they will be looking for individuals with the skills as described above. 

Further information

Students can also participate in the ‘National Senior Mathematics Challenge’ and various video conferences. Lecture trips and team events are also present.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gravesend Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Course code: Edexcel Maths (yr12) & Maths Further (yr13) - 8372/9372
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