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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: A'level
Code: 77873
Cost: N/A

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A Level Further Mathematics

Full time course

Summary

The Further Maths course is largely for those who want to pursue mathematics at degree level. Students who choose further maths also take the maths A-level as there is significant overlap between the two. Over the two year course, you will study some pure maths modules, which may include many new topics, such as complex/imaginary numbers, matrices, proof by induction, differential equations and polar coordinates. Further maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study mathematics, engineering, physical sciences or computing at university but is accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry to almost any career or degree course.

What will I study?

Over the two year course, you'll study some Pure Maths modules, which may include many new topics such as: complex/imaginary numbers, matrices, proof by induction, differential equations and polar coordinates. Alongside these, you will also choose some Applied Maths modules, which build on the options studied at A Level: statistics, mechanics and decisions and discrete Maths. You will need a total of six modules in addition to the six required for A Level Maths; the particular choices will be finalised once the group has been formed.

What do I need to join?

To join the full time A Level Programme you need at least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–5 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.
In addition for A Level Further Maths you need grade 9-7 at Maths GCSE. You must also study A Level Mathematics.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mixture of discussion and written work. Much of the learning will be supported with the use of ICT for modelling and graphical representations.

How will I know how I am doing?

The course is assessed through examination and coursework.

Are there any extra costs?

You may be expected to purchase a text book.

What can I do next?

Further Maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences or Computing at university but is accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry to almost any career or degree course.

Location

Filton Campus.

Dates & Costs

A Level Further Mathematics

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: A'level
Code: 77873
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Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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