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Mathematics - Further Mathematics - A-Level at Dr Challoner's High School

Course description

For those students who would like to maximise the amount of Mathematics studied in the Sixth Form, there is the prospect of taking Further Mathematics A-level. This is a challenging option, well-suited to those who enjoy a fast-pace of study and who would like the opportunity to study a broader range of Mathematics at a more in-depth level.

Course content

You will take the equivalent of twelve units involving Pure (Core) Mathematics, Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Maths. You will take the unit papers at the end of Year 12 and Year 13.

Entry requirements

Prospective students are required to achieve a minimum of 2 GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade A and a further 4 GCSEs or iGCSEs at grade B, including English Language and Mathematics.

Subject Specific

The entry criteria for taking Further Maths A Level are as follows:

  1. A minimum of 7 A* grades at GCSE (including A* in GCSE Maths)
  2. If a student does not meet the above, but has attained a UMS of at least 90% in their Maths GCSE, they may be accepted for Further Maths.

All students wishing to take Further Maths will need to discuss this individually, with Miss de Alwis, Head of Maths.

Future opportunities

The admissions requirements of most university Mathematics Departments highlight the importance of taking Further Mathematics A-Level. Students intending to apply for a Mathematics degree should consider A2 Further Mathematics as essential.

Students wishing to pursue degrees in subjects with a high Mathematics content such as Economics, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics and Architecture amongst others will be placed at a significant advantage by taking Further Mathematics at either AS or A2 level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dr Challoner's High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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