Further Mathematics - AS/A2 Level at Rochdale Sixth Form College
Further Mathematics is an ideal course for students who have demonstrated very high ability and interest in GCSE Mathematics or above. It must be studied alongside AS/A2 Mathematics, which means a further mathematician will be studying eight lessons of Mathematics each week. Further Mathematics both broadens and deepens the topics covered in Mathematics – sometimes these topics will be more challenging than in Mathematics, however this will not always be the case. Students who have a real love of Mathematics, in particular algebra, will find the Further Mathematics course stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding.
Further Mathematics is very highly regarded by universities and employers. Some university Mathematics courses require a student to have studied both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Any student planning to take a mathematics-rich degree will benefit enormously from taking Further Mathematics, at least to AS-Level. For students who are not planning on taking a Mathematicsrich degree, having a Further Mathematics qualification identifies students as having excellent analytical skills, whatever area they plan to study or work within.
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To study A-Levels at RSFC you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C, covering at least four different subject areas. Two of the 5 A* - C grades must include GCSE Maths and English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required as is a positive college interview. The 5 A*-C must include Grade A Higher Tier GCSE Maths.
If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think that you might struggle with the costs of full-time education you may apply for a bursary. The students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:
• Disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
• Young people in care• Care leavers
• Young people in receipt of income support
Other students facing genuine financial difficulties can apply for the Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF).The DBF can support students with travel costs, equipment, books and other course-related costs.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rochdale Sixth Form College directly.