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Further Mathematics AS & A Level at Sir John Deane's College

Course description

If you achieve an A or A* in GCSE Mathematics and you really enjoy the subject and want to study a Mathematics-related degree at university, then this is the course for you. Challenging, yet highly rewarding, Further Mathematics A Level is a chance to stretch and develop your mathematical skills.

Course content

You will study maths in greater depth and breadth with twice as many units as the single maths students. Therefore you will get two A Levels – one in Maths and one in Further Maths.

The course will consist of 50% pure mathematics and will also allow you to study topics in statistics, mechanics and decision mathematics, giving you the opportunity to investigate the various different applications of mathematics in the world around us.

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The department offers various levels of support for those students who are identified as needing extra sessions. There is also support provided for additional mathematics papers, such as STEP, MAT and AEA that challenge the most gifted students and form part of the offers for studying mathematics at the top universities.

We enter a range of individual and team Maths challenges both locally and nationally and some students also get the opportunity to attend two-day taster sessions at university.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics is one of the most highly respected subjects offered at A Level. It is recognised by the top universities for its challenging content and is therefore an excellent qualification to obtain.

It is particularly popular with students going on to study a course which demands a high level of maths, such as engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science and technology, as well as mathematics itself.

Students with Further Maths qualifications are strongly welcomed on any maths related course in Higher Education and often receive preferential offers. Some HE courses specify Further Maths explicitly – and in fact we recommend students considering studying a degree in Maths should study Further Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Web url: www.sjd.ac.uk

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