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Further Mathematics A level at Sharnbrook Academy

Course description

If you’re considering a career in mathematics or have a passion for the subject then this could be the course for you.

Course content

A variety of challenging topics including:

  • Complex numbers
  • The Structure of Mathematics
  • Matrices
  • Differential equations
  • Discrete mathematics
  • And many applied units

Entry requirements

All students must meet the minimum entry requirements which are:

  • a minimum of five GCSE passes at A* to C, plus mathematics and English language at level 4 or above.
  • ECDL or an equivalent IT course where studied. Please note that, where a student wishes to take at least one A level course and has level 2 BTEC qualifications, those level 2 BTEC qualifications can only count for up to a maximum of two of the required GCSE passes at A* to C, or mathematics and English language at level 4 or above.

In addition to the general entrance requirements, the department requires at least grade 7 at GCSE mathematics.


Three modules will be taken in June of both Year 12 and Year 13.

Financial information

It will be very helpful, for some modules, to own a graphic calculator. 

Future opportunities

Mathematics at this level is highly recommended for courses in higher education in the field of mathematics.  It is also supportive of physical sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sharnbrook Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017

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