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Further Mathematics A Level at Worcester Sixth Form College

Course description

Further Mathematics gives students a deeper and broader knowledge of Mathematics, both Pure and Applied. It is particularly useful for students preparing for courses at university in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics and Computing. It is looked on very favourably by the top universities. All Further Mathematics students also have the opportunity to follow a course, in their second year, in either Advanced Extension Award or STEP. These are required for Oxbridge entrance and by several other top universities. 

Course content

Students are taught by well qualified teachers in a variety of ways including; example-led whole class teaching, individual work on exercises from text books or worksheets, paired or group work on matching activities or problem solving, watching video clips using online teaching resources, graphical calculators and computer software. A substantial amount of individual work is expected outside of lessons which should match the amount of contact time in class. 
AS Level Further Mathematics
This qualification broadens and reinforces the content of A Level Mathemtaics. It introduces complex numbers and matrices and gives students opportunity to extend their knowledge in Applied Mathematics and logical reasoning.
A Level Further Mathematics
Building on AS Further Mathemaics, this A Level will also cover differential equations, further calculus and vectors as well as a variety of areas of Applied Mathematics related to engieering, physical sciences and computing.

Entry requirements

  • Maths Higher Tier grade B or above

Requires two timetable blocks of study.

Financial information

Minimum of scientific calculator required: approx £8

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics students tend to go on to university to study Mathematics as a single/joint or to study Physics, Engineering, Computing, Business or Technology.

Further information

Enrichment - The Mathematics Academy
Extension activities are available to all Maths students by enrolling in the Maths Academy. Anyone wishing to pursue a Higher Education course in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or similar would benefit from attending the Maths Academy in addition to Mathematics lessons. The activities include 
• Participation in the Senior Mathematics Challenge/Maths Olympiad
• An introduction to specialist Maths software (Matlab)
• Exploration of various enrichment topics such as Infinity, Group Theory, Probability Simulation and Fitting Curves to Data
• AEA and STEP preparation in the second year 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worcester Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
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