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Mathematics - Further Mathematics - A-Level at Lancaster Girls' Grammar School

Course description

If you select this option it is likely that you will be wanting to study Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science at university. However, many students study this option and pursue entirely different degree courses.

This is a second A level in the subject and must be taken with A level maths. Both these options are taught over a two year period, but this option will count as two A-levels (along with ordinary maths). You will receive double the amount of maths lessons as you are studying two A-levels in the subject.


Course content

As with ordinary maths, three modules are studied in the lower sixth for the award of AS level and three more are studied in the upper sixth.

There are three new modules available from the examination board for this course. They are all Pure Mathematics courses and are referred to as FP1, FP2 and FP3. The other modules studied will be chosen from those not selected for A-level Mathematics.

The syllabus structure means you will study three modules in Year 12 for the award of AS Further Mathematics and will include the compulsory module FP1. This will be in addition to the three modules needed for an AS in Mathematics.

In year 13, you will study the final three modules needed for the award of A level Further Mathematics. This will include the compulsory module FP2. Once again this will be in addition to the three modules studied for the completion of A level Mathematics.

This structure does mean that it is possible to gain ‘one and a half’ A-levels in this subject, namely by achieving A-level Mathematics and an AS in Further Mathematics.

Entry requirements

We do have a minimum requirement of five grade Bs or higher at GCSE. English Language (minimum Grade C) is also required. There are also entry requirements linked to most AS subjects (usually grade B or better). Admission to Year 13 is currently set at 3 grade Ds from your AS results.

Subject Specific

Grade A (ideally A*) at GCSE

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 April 2015
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