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A Level Further Mathematics - Option A at Arthur Mellows Village College

Course description

Why should I study Further Mathematics?

AS/A2 Level Further Mathematics is designed to broaden and deepen the mathematical knowledge and skills developed when studying A Level Mathematics. It is studied alongside A Level Mathematics and provides a stimulating experience for those who enjoy the subject. The course will develop your knowledge of applied and pure topics of AS/A2 mathematics to a higher level.

Course content

What will I do during the course?

The course builds upon the techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus developed from the pure content of the A Level course. Students will also develop knowledge of applied areas of Mathematics such as Mechanics, Statistics and Decision.

Entry requirements

What qualifications do I need to start?

You need to have studied all of the higher tier of GCSE Mathematics. Due to the more advanced nature of the Further Mathematics course students will ideally have gained an A* in GCSE Mathematics, however students gaining a grade A will be considered at the discretion of the Head of Mathematics.

If you complete the Edexcel Awards or a Further Maths qualification as part of your GCSE curriculum, the results will be taken into account.

Please note, you must study A Level Mathematics to be permitted to study A Level Further Maths.


How will I be assessed?

Further mathematics is assessed solely through examinations. The AS Level is broken down into 3 modules. One of these is a further pure module, the other 2 are applied modules.

The A Level builds on the AS course with the completion of a further 3 modules. Again 2 of these are applied modules and the final one is a further pure module.

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

Further Mathematics at A Level allows students to move on to study many degree courses. However, its study is recommended for anybody wishing to proceed towards degree courses such as Mathematics and Physics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arthur Mellows Village College directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September