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A-Level Further Maths

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Course overview

If you want to develop your mathematical ability, this course extends your knowledge of topics studied in mathematics. It is also a preferred subject for those wishing to progress to degrees in mathematics, Physics and Engineering.

 

What Does The Programme Include

You will study in a variety of ways. These will include: In class activities, worksheets, practise exam questions, tests, group work and independent study. You will be provided with topic booklets which you will be expected to complete both in and outside of class. We also organise industry visits that are relevant to your subjects and, where possible, subject specific conferences

Entry Requirements

The standard requirement for A Levels is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/​C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/​B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own entry additonal requirement, please see below:

Grade 6/​B in Double Science, or a 6/​B in a single science and 7/​A in maths.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

This is a linear subject which means it is examined externally entirely at the end of year two. There will be end of year exams in June of your first year which will determine your progress and whether you can enter the second year. During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support.

Additional Information

You can only study A Level Further Maths if you are already studying A Levels Maths.

Potential Future Career

Example job roles:

  • Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Accountant
  • Business Executive

Study Further Degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Mathematics

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • 2 x 2 matrices
  • Summation
  • Proof of series
  • Complex numbers and parabolas
  • 1st and 2nd differential equations
  • Further complex numbers
  • Modulus of graphical functions
  • Approximations using Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s Series
  • Projectile Motion
  • Centre of Gravity
  • Momentum
  • Energy and Moments

 

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Ellie achieved A*, A, A and was accepted in to Newcastle University to study Biomedical Science with her results in Maths, Chemistry and Biology.

Ellie Bird

 

 

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