# Further Mathematics A Level at Archbishop Blanch C of E High School

## Course description

- Further Mathematics is an A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics.
- Further Mathematics is designed to be learnt alongside Mathematics in both year 12 and year 13.

## Course content

Students taking Further Mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating and empowering experience. For someone who enjoys mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts. It enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the university and employment market. It makes the transition to a mathematics-rich university course easier. Some prestigious university courses will only accept students with Further Mathematics qualifications. Further Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are strongly welcomed by universities.

Students who take Further Mathematics are really demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning mathematics that is very useful for many degree courses.

## Entry requirements

This course is most suitable for those pupils who have gained grade an A or A* at the higher tier of GCSE Mathematics and also be studying A level Mathematics.

## Assessment

All examinations are 1 hour and 30 minutes and will take place in the summer term.

## Future opportunities

Studying Further Mathematics is excellent preparation for University, especially if you wish to study any maths-related subject such as Engineering, Sciences, Computing or Technology as well as Mathematics itself. Many universities are now encouraging students to take Further Mathematics qualifications to improve their preparation for degree courses and some leading universities are now specifying Further Mathematics as an entry requirement for such courses.

33% of universities mention Further Mathematics as desirable or essential for entry to their Mathematics BSc degree course. And for those universities in the Russell Group, this proportion is 65% (May 2012).

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Blanch C of E High School directly.