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Further Mathematics A level at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

Further Mathematics can only be taken by students studying A level mathematics and it both broadens and deepens the maths covered. Any student planning to take a mathematics-rich degree (Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Finance/Economics, as well as Mathematics itself) will benefit enormously from taking Further Mathematics, at least to AS level and will find the transition to degree level work easier as a result. Further Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly 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 any mathematically rich degree. Some prestigious university courses require you to have a Further Mathematics qualification and others may adjust their grade requirements more favourably to students with Further Mathematics.

Course content

Being a further mathematics course you will study the further maths modules FP1 and FP2 along with a selection of application modules such as S2 and M2 which deepen the knowledge of applied maths taught at A level. You will also gain an introduction to decision maths. In lessons you will work individually and collaborate as part of a team. You will be given text books that are specific to each module. You will have teachers who will use a variety of methods and recourses to help you gain a full understanding of the course content.

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade A in Mathematics GCSE plus you must take Mathematics AS.

Assessment

100% examination assessment.

Future opportunities

The skills gained from studying a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject at A level or degree level are in demand by employers. Graduates with STEM degrees earn on average 5% to 10% higher salaries than the mean for all graduates. Having a broad mathematical knowledge and secure technical ability will help the transition from sixth-form to higher education. Together with good mathematical skills, employers are looking for the ability to work in a team, communicate effectively and show initiative.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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