Further Mathematics

Course Overview

A Level Further Mathematics must be studied alongside A Level Mathematics. The syllabus extends the work from the pure, mechanics and statistics areas of the standard Maths course, while also introducing students to the world of algorithms and networks. This final addition is closely linked to computing.

Students will also begin to learn about the concept of proof as it applies to mathematics, which is very different to the approach to proof used in the sciences.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4).
Students will need to have scored a grade 7 at GCSE and ideally will have a minimum G-score of 6.3.

 

Employability

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.

Qualification
Course Outline

The final grade for A-Level Further Mathematics is assessed entirely by examination at the end of two years.
Students will also receive regular testing each half term, in order to keep track of their progress through the course.

Examination

Year 1:
3 exams, each 1 hour 15 minutes in length
Paper 1 – Pure Mathematics
Paper 2 & 3  – Applied modules

Year 2:
4 exams
Paper 1 – Pure Mathematics – 2 hours 40 minutes – 50%
Paper 2, 3 & 4 – Applied modules – 1 hour 15 minutes each – 16% each

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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