Further Mathematics A Level at Arnold Hill Academy
Why study this course?
The Further Mathematics course provides a balance between breadth and depth of mathematical knowledge. It extends students’ skills in logical reasoning and algebraic manipulation, and encourages them to use mathematical skills and forms of communication to analyse situations within mathematics and elsewhere. The pure core provides the foundations for further mathematical study, in addition to which students will study two options taken from statistics, mechanics, discrete mathematics and additional pure mathematics. Students who wish to study Further Mathematics for one year only will be able to sit an AS Level at the end of Year 12.
What support and enrichment will I get?
We offer a lunchtime support club that students are encouraged to attend, and members of staff are also available for individual discussions. After school revision sessions are offered to support students in preparing for the final examinations. We enter students for the UKMT Maths challenge, both individually and as a team. Some Universities require applicants for a Mathematics degree to do STEP papers and we offer extra support to these students.
In addition to the standard entry requirements for the Sixth Form, students should have studied the Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics course at Key Stage 4 and must also be studying A Level Mathematics. It is essential that students achieve a GSCE grade 7, or preferably higher, so that they meet the demands of the Further Mathematics course. Able mathematicians will be able to take this course as a fourth A Level.
Studying Further Mathematics will help students to gain a deeper understanding of the A Level Mathematics course as well as supporting other subject areas. It broadens their knowledge base and prepares them for studying Mathematics at degree level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arnold Hill Academy directly.