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Further Mathematics at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Course description

For the best mathematicians it is possible to gain an extra qualification. We offer Further Mathematics as an additional A Level.  You will undertake more Pure Mathematics, as well as additional topics in Statistics & Mechanics.  If you intend to study Further Mathematics it is required that you have gained a Grade 8 at GCSE. You are strongly advised to consider taking A Levels in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics if you are intending to study Mathematics, Physics or Engineering at university. To find out more about the benefits of studying Mathematics at A Level, visit the website   

Course content

A Level Further Mathematics  There is no coursework and assessment is by four examination papers of 1 hour 30 minutes each.  These cover Further Pure & some applications; two papers are compulsory Pure Mathematics topics and the other two are Mechanics, Statistics and Further Pure topics. 


Entry requirements

General Sixth Form Entry Requirements: Admission to the Sixth Form will be as a result of applicants achieving a minimum Grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics.  In total students need to have achieved at least six GCSEs of which at least four subjects are at Grade 6 (or Grade B). In addition students must meet subject entry requirements. Students meeting only the minimum entry requirements for the Sixth Form are likely to find the choice of subjects which they can access is restricted. 

Subject specific GCSE requirements: For Further Mathematics - Grade 8 or above in GCSE Mathematics. Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel 

Further information

From September 2018, MGGS will be offering two pathways at the start of Year 12. These are:

Pathway 1: 3 A levels to completion plus participation in the Sixth Form Extra Programme

Pathway 2: 4 A levels to completion plus participation in the Sixth Form Extra Programme (For students achieving at least 8 A* or A / 9-7 grades)

Decisions on whether students do Pathway 1 or 2 will not be made until after GCSE results are published in August 2018.

All students should list five subjects in preference order. The first three will be your preferred A level choices and the fourth and fifth will be considered as reserve choices. If you would like to be considered for Pathway 2, you will be able to indicate this at your Guidance Meeting in February.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Maidstone Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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