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Further Mathematics A Level at Landau Forte College

Course description

Further Mathematics is for those students who wish to extend their study of Post 16 Mathematics. The course encourages students to understand mathematics and mathematical process that promote confidence, enjoyment and provide a strong foundation for further study while extending your range of mathematical studies and techniques. The topics covered by Further Mathematics are more sophisticated and conceptually advanced compared to the single A-level Mathematics.

Course content

AS Further Mathematics

Alongside set the compulsory content of prescribed Pure Mathematics topics, there is a choice of studying two modules from Mechanics, Statistics and Discrete Mathematics. This is assessed by two 1 hour 30-minute exams. Paper 1 in Pure Mathematics and Paper 2 is a combination of the two chosen applied modules.

A2 Further Mathematics

A combination of Pure Mathematics and two applied modules from Statistics, Mechanics and Discrete are studied throughout the year which builds upon the knowledge acquired in the AS Course. The course is assessed in three 2 hour papers. Paper 1 and Paper 2 assess Pure Mathematics, Paper 3 assesses a combination of the two chosen applied modules.

Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics graded 9-6

Future opportunities

The course is taken alongside AS/A2 Maths and suits those who have enjoyed and excelled at GCSE Mathematics. Students aiming to pursue Higher Education courses in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other courses with a high level of mathematical content should seriously consider this course. Indeed, Oxford, Cambridge and some other very selective universities rarely accept students for degrees in Mathematics or Physics if they have not studied Further Mathematics.

Further Mathematics is commonly expressed as the most challenging A-level currently offered in the UK, this is mainly because it is the only subject to further the study (as an extra AS or full A-level) of one particular subject. Consequently, its appeal to future employers is considerable.

The College has experience of preparing students for STEP (Cambridge and Warwick) and Oxford entrance examinations. Identified students will work towards these examinations alongside their Further Mathematics studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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