If you achieve an A or A* in GCSE Maths, really enjoy the subject and want to study a Maths-related degree at university, then come and join us.
What will I study?
You’ll study Maths in greater depth and breadth with twice as many units as the single Maths students. Therefore you will get two A Levels – one in Maths and one in Further Maths. You will study further pure as well as statistics, mechanics and decision maths.
The department offers various levels of support for those students who are identified as needing extra sessions. There’s also an extended Maths exam to challenge the most gifted students who need beyond the normal A2 requirements for certain university courses. We also enter a range of individual and team Maths challenges both locally and nationally. Some students also get the opportunity to attend 2-day taster sessions at university.
Where might it lead?
Further Maths is one of the most highly respected subjects offered at A Level. It is recognised by the top universities for its challenging content and is therefore an excellent qualification to obtain. It is particularly popular with students going on to study a course which demands a high level of Maths, such as Computing, Technology, Engineering and the Sciences as well as Maths itself.
Students with Further Maths qualifications are strongly welcomed on any Maths related course in Higher Education and often receive preferential offers. Some HE courses specify Further Maths explicitly – and in fact we recommend students considering studying a degree in Maths should study Further Maths.