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Further Maths at Holyhead

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Course Overview

Further Maths is a qualification that is studied alongside A-Level Maths, which both broadens and deepens the Maths covered in AS/A2-Level Maths. Students taking Further Maths find it to be a rewarding challenge with a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts.

Students take Further Maths often to complement Maths, Science, Technology, Computing and Engineering qualifications, as it is a requirement for many jobs and courses. Further Maths aims to develop your analytical, communication, logic, problem solving and team work skills.

Since Maths is one of the most traditional subjects a good grade in the subject can boost an application for pretty much every course!

The course aims to equip you with the skills required to study Maths, Sciences and Engineering at Russell Group universities, where Further Maths is a pre-requisite. 

Skills Needed

Are you aiming to study Maths, Sciences or Engineering at a Russell Group university? Then Further Maths is highly recommended, and can possibly get you a lower UCAS offer.

Students need to:

• have excellent mathematical knowledge

• be tenacious

• be independent learners

• go above and beyond what is expected

Course content

Year 1

FP1 - Further Pure 1 - introduces students to complex numbers, matrices and algebraic proof

Year 2
 
FP2 - (Further Pure 2) or FP3 (Further Pure 3) plus any applied module not already taken during AS Further Maths AND AS/A2 Mathematics

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English 

Grade A* GCSE Maths - a high grade As may be considered. Students with a very good GCSE grade in further/additional Maths would be preferable.

Assessment

Year 1

Unit 1: This course is 100% exam based where each module is out of 75 marks and each has time length of 1hour 30mins. All students have to sit 3 modules (FP1 plus 2 applied modules). All external exams will take place in the summer of the academic year.

Year 2
 
Unit 2: This course is 100% exam based where each module is out of 75 marks and each has time length of 1hour 30mins. All students have to sit all 3 modules. All external exams will take place in the summer of the academic year.

Further information

Enrichment Opportunities

Students interested in engineering are able to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme (ESS). Students are encouraged to attend master classes at various universities both locally and nationally.

Mentoring by students from the University of Birmingham. Students can access free online short courses accredited by universities, highly desirable for UCAS personal statements.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holyhead directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2015
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