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Further Mathematics A Level at Comberton Village College & Sixth Form

Course description

Why study Further Maths?

If you are fascinated by mathematics and want an additional challenge, or if you are perhaps considering studying maths at university, then this could be the course for you. Also, it’s worth doing your research in advance: there are some maths courses at some universities which require both A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics to gain a place.

Course content

What will I study?

The modules taken for A-level Further Mathematics extend and develop those studied in A-level Maths. The content is more sophisticated and conceptually advanced than on the standard course and extends your knowledge further. You will also cover all areas of applied mathematics: mechanics, statistics and decision maths.

If you choose this option and study A-level Maths and Further Maths, these courses are both modular in nature, with discrete modules having assessment opportunities in June of Years 12 and 13.


Further Maths Extras

Students of A-level Further Maths will have the option of taking additional qualifications that extend their learning to levels beyond that of the A-level. In particular, we support pupils through the STEP, MAT and AEA qualifications that some university courses require or recommend for admission.


Entry requirements

Minimum of an 7 in GCSE Maths

Minimum of 5 B grades or grade 6s at GCSE 

At least a 4 in English

Future opportunities

Any maths qualification post-16 is a challenging but highly-valued qualification. It is difficult to think of a course or career that would not welcome it in combination with other subjects. Some students go on to study strongly-mathematical courses such as Mathematics, Physics, Computing, or Engineering. Others use the skills they have learnt by continuing on courses in Business Studies, Psychology, Economics, Business, Geography or Architecture.

Further information

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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: 04 October 2016
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