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Further Maths GCE A Level Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

Further Mathematics is an ideal A-Level for those who wish to continue onto university, as along with the wide range of Maths skills you’ll learn, it also teaches you how to think in a very logical and structured manner. Universities really like this, because it will help you succeed in your degree and in future employment. Run alongside A-Level Mathematics, you’ll be studying core mathematics modules that will help your problem solving abilities in a number of different scenarios. You’ll also explore new topics, including complex numbers and inductive proofs. As well as Statistics modules, you’ll look at the applications of maths through Mechanics and Decision, focusing on real-world situations and understanding how the subject can help with jobs in engineering, computer programming and physics.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including a minimum of grade A in Maths and a grade C in English to enrol on this A-Level. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements


At the end of each module, you will take an exam. Your assessment will be based on three exams in year one, and three exams in year two.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

If you’d like to go on to university and study for a degree in subjects such as Engineering and Physics, then this A-Level in Further Maths will give you the essential skills you need. It could also help you on the path to degrees in Accountancy, Finance, Business and Science too. Mathematics forms the basis of a huge number of systems and processes in the world we live in, and there are a huge number of careers that require maths skills. . The diverse sectors you could be working in include medicine, computing, engineering, law, business and banking.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 April 2018
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    • Shena Simon Campus is a vibrant sixth form centre in the heart of Manchester. The campus offers a full range of A levels and is well known for its excellent performing arts and music courses. It has industry standard media facilities and two theatres.

      Performances at the Waterside Theatre and Sackville Theatre are open to the public and are advertised on our events page.

      Facilities at Shena Simon Campus include:

      • rehearsal rooms and recording studios
      • IT suites designed for music and media production
      • DJ skills booths
      • photography studios and darkroom
      • Waterside Theatre and Sackville Theatre
      • theatre set production workshop
      • science labs
      • dance studios
      • library resources centre (LRC)

      Local area

      Shena Simon Campus is a Grade II listed building in a lively and beautiful part of the city centre. Whitworth Gardens, also known as Sackville Park, is a leafy urban oasis next to the campus. Shena Simon is surrounded by university buildings, giving 16-18 year olds a window into student life. The streets around the campus have lots of interesting architecture in the ornate style of the textile industry.

      Manchester’s central bus station and Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations are a few minutes’ walk from the campus. The National Express coach station is just around the corner.

      Shena Simon has the benefit of all the city centre’s attractions. It is particularly close to Chinatown and the Cornerhouse gallery and arts cinema.