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Further Mathematics (Enrichment) at Samuel Whitbread Academy

Course description

In conjunction with A level Mathematics, students can take Further Mathematics. Students can choose Further Mathematics as part of their enrichment in the Sixth Form. Although the course can be taken as a 2 year A level course, students will sit an AS qualification at the end of Year 12 and can then decide not to continue with their study of Further Mathematics in Year 13.

Course content

Further Pure– extends knowledge of pure mathematics from the A level Mathematics course and introduces fresh themes including matrices, complex numbers, hyperbolic functions and polar coordinates.

Applied Mathematics- students will be introduced to decision mathematics, where students will be using algorithms to solve problems applied to business and finance. The mechanics section will build on Newtonian physics of the A level Mathematics course, and introduce students to mathematical modelling of the real world.

Key Features

The course counts as a timetabled A level option. We expect students to be independent workers, especially in exam question rehearsal. This is an extremely challenging course aimed at very good Mathematicians.

Entry requirements

• APS 6.1

• Grade 7 in GCSE Maths

• Pass the entry exam

• Further Mathematics can only be studied by a student taking A level Mathematics. Everyone wishing to study Further Mathematics will be interviewed on application


• 100% external examination

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics at A level is a much sought after qualification. Many of the more traditional universities consider this as an essential course if you wish to study Mathematics, Engineering or the Pure Sciences.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 December 2017
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