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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 A Lev­el. 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 at Stam­ford Col­lege 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 addi­tion­al entry require­ments, please see below:

Min­i­mum grade 66 BB in Com­bined Sci­ence, or a grade 6/B in a sin­gle sci­ence and a grade 7/A in maths.

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you. We offer an online inter­view which will explain the A Lev­el pro­gramme and also allow for an infor­mal chat with the tutor for each sub­ject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.

Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you 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 sub­ject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks ‑sub­ject to availability 
  • Mov­ing you between A‑Levels and a Lev­el 3 Diplo­ma if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too hard — sub­ject to availability 
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

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 intend­ing to study A Lev­el Maths.

You will study 3 A Lev­el sub­jects, plus tuto­r­i­al and career devel­op­ment ses­sions. Each sub­ject has 6 hours per week con­tact time, with approx­i­mate­ly 4 hours of inde­pen­dent study. 

Unfor­tu­nate­ly we can­not accept stu­dents who only want to study a sin­gle A Lev­el sub­ject due to fund­ing limitations.

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:

  • 22 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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