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Further Maths A Level at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

Further Mathematics has become an increasingly popular subject for keen and gifted mathematicians. Students wishing to apply for the very best universities, especially for courses in Mathematics and Engineering, will have a greater chance of gaining a good offer if they have studied Further Mathematics. Once at university, students also find that they cope much better with these courses having had some prior experience of the extension topics.

Entry requirements

- Grade 8 in GCSE Maths or
- Grade A* grade in the legacy GCSE


The A Level course consists of four modules: - Further Pure 1 - Further Pure 2 - Further Maths Option 1 (applied) - Further Maths Option 2 (applied)

The modules are assessed by a 90 minute examination and all modules are of equal value. All exams take place at the end of the two-year course.

Future opportunities

A Level Further Mathematics is now a requirement for entry to the top Mathematics degrees and some universities will not consider applications from students without it. Applicants to Engineering and Economics/Finance degrees also gain preferential offers if they have studied Further Mathematics. Studies have shown that graduates with higher Mathematics qualifications earn considerably more than other graduates upon entering employment.

Further information

Further Maths can only be studied by students who have also chosen Mathematics. Further Maths also complements Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. Further Mathematics may also be combined with Humanities or Arts subjects to demonstrate a broad range of skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

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