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Further Maths A level at The Corsham School

Course description

A level Further Maths is a linear course with four exams taken at the end of Year 13. The course covers numerous Further Pure Mathematics units extending the work covered in A level Mathematics as well as introducing new topics, alongside applied units in two of statistics, mechanics or decision mathematics.

 

Course content

A level Further Maths is a linear course with four exams taken at the end of Year 13. The course covers numerous Further Pure Mathematics units extending the work covered in A level Mathematics as well as introducing new topics, alongside applied units in two of statistics, mechanics or decision mathematics.

If you feel you have a real flair for Mathematics then this would be a suitable course for you. You probably love solving mathematical problems, persevere with challenging stuff and get a real buzz when you finally find a solution.

Entry requirements

You will need to be also studying A level Mathematics and to have achieved either an A* at GCSE or a very strong A. Most importantly you will need to really enjoy doing mathematics.

Assessment

Four 1½ hour papers are sat at the end of Year 13. Two are Pure Mathematics only whilst the other two will contain a mixture of pure and applied questions.

Future opportunities

Mathematics is a well respected and sought after subject by universities and employers, if you have 2 A levels in mathematics even better!  The best universities will require at least AS Further Maths as an entry requirement for a Maths degree and often for degrees in Computer Science, Physics and Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Corsham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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