Further Mathematics

Course Overview

Further Mathematics is studied alongside Mathematics and should be taken as part of a four A level programme. The course develops and extends the topics covered in Maths A level and enables students to study further important modules of pure maths and a wider range of applied modules. There is also the opportunity to achieve an AS level in Further Maths.

If you really enjoy Maths and are good at it then this is the course for you!

Students are required to provide a graphical/statistical calculator. Further guidelines will be given later in the year as to the particular model that will be used at Cadbury.

Entry Requirements
  • A minimum of five GCSEs, two at grade 6 and three at grade 4, including English.
  • Minimum Grade 7 in GCSE Maths
  •  Desired G-Score of 6.3

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Further Mathematics is an A level that is highly regarded by both Universities and Employers. Students with Further Maths commonly take up highly paid professional careers in a variety of areas. These include Finance and Actuarial work, Architecture, Business Analysts, Operational Research and all types of Engineering.

This is a very valuable option for students considering degrees in Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Engineering or Economics.

Peter Whitehouse

Maths has been an enjoyable challenge. It has helped me to develop my problem-solving skills and really made me think about the steps I am going through to get a solution

Peter Whitehouse

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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