A Level inFurther Mathematics

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The A Level further maths course consists of A Level maths in one year, followed by A Level Further Maths in the second year. It is for able and committed mathematicians who really enjoy the subject.

Course Content

This increasingly popular subject extends the pure maths, statistics, and mechanics covered in A Level Mathematics.

It also introduces many new concepts, including imaginary numbers and decision maths.

Features/Benefits

During your lessons you will develop a variety of skills including the abilty to solve problems and communicate your ideas to others. You will work in groups as well as on your own and you will use ICT and graphical calculators to assist you in your learning. In addition you will develop the ability to work independently and organise your time.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths at grade 8
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Assessment Methods

AS: Two 1hr45 exams (50% each)

A Level: Four 1hr30 exams (25% each)

Progression Opportunities

This course provides a gateway to many competitive degree courses, including Maths, Physics, Engineering, Economics, or any other university course with a high mathematical content.

Course FAQs

You can only study Further Mathematics if you are also studying Mathematics

6th Form FAQs

DO YOU OFFER THE EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION (EPQ)?

  • Yes, but only to Year 2 students who have demonstrated in Year 1 that they have the academic ability to cope with this extra research project.

HOW MANY A LEVEL SUBJECTS DO I NEED TO TAKE?

  • You will need to choose three subjects minimum with a maximum of 4. See page 5 for more details on subject choices.

I’M INTERESTED IN A LEVELS BUT I’M NOT SURE WHICH ONES

  • That’s okay! We know that deciding on A Levels can be a long process and that you can change your mind—a lot.

    When you initially apply, we’ll ask you for your options, but you’re not tied down to these subjects. We’ll confirm your final choices at a later date.


DO I HAVE TO STUDY THE SUBJECT I WANT TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY AS AN A LEVEL?

  • Not always; it depends on your chosen university course. Subjects like Medicine and Architecture have very specific entry requirements, whereas you can study Psychology or Law at university without having studied them at A Level. Check university entry requirements to see if they are asking for specific subjects.

ARE A LEVELS THE ONLY ROUTE INTO UNIVERSITY?

  • No. We also offer Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas, which are the equivalent to three A Levels and many universities accept them as an alternative.

CAN I STUDY 3 A LEVELS AND BE A PART OF THE ACADEMY OF SPORT PROGRAMME?

CAN I STUDY A DIPLOMA IN SPORT AND ONE A LEVEL?

  • Yes, but it is only recommended for high-performing students due to the demands that both courses will place on timetable and ability. We will need to ensure that your combination is suitable for future progression and doesn’t clash on the timetable.

Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts

Level:

3

Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 20/21A1ETM
This start date has passed. Please contact us for more information.

Awarding Body:

Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

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