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A-level Further Maths

Full-time A-level Further Maths Level 3 | GCE AS Level in Further Mathematics

Further Maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study mathematics, engineering, physical sciences or computing at university, but it is also commonly accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry into almost any career or degree course. Further Maths is...

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email admissions@sgscol.ac.uk

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September 2020Filton Campus3Apply Online

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

Further Maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study mathematics, engineering, physical sciences or computing at university, but it is also commonly accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry into almost any career or degree course. Further Maths is studied as a fourth subject alongside A-level Mathematics and two other subjects. Over the 2-year course, you will study modules in pure maths, along with statistics and mechanics. In GCSE Maths, you'll be familiar with the quadratic formula and the fact that if you end up square rooting a negative number you say there are no solutions... Well, further maths introduces you to complex numbers which enable you to find solutions when you previously thought there were none! Another new topic is matrices, which are an array of numbers displayed in rows and columns, used to solve simultaneous equations and describe transformations. Matrices are used a great deal in computer graphics. In fact, most computer games wouldn't exist without matrices.

What do I need to join?

5 GCSEs at grade 4–9, including English and Maths. Must also have grade 8 in Maths and study A-level Mathematics. Can only be studied as a fourth subject.

How will I know how I am doing?

Year 1: Two exams, both 1 hour and 40 minutes in length. 1 paper focuses on pure maths, the other on applied maths (statistics and mechanics). Year 2: Four exams, all 1 hour 30 minutes. Two papers focus on pure maths, one focuses on statistics and one focuses on mechanics.

Work Experience

You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is usually completed in a week during your first year in term time, where you will have the opportunity to explore a career field which takes your interest. In the lead-up to this week, you will be asked to create an exciting CV during a group tutorial period. The aim of this activity is to give you an idea of what full-time employment is like and to help you think about which career you would like to follow.

What can I do next?

There is a massive outreach for mathematicians in current industry. With the rise in new technology, the need for elite mechanical engineers, data analysts, software engineers and civil servants is skyrocketing. A-level Further Mathematics is a subject that can lead to an extremely successful career. The types of degree courses A-level Further Mathematics students want heavily involve the topics covered in the subject. In modern times, this course can provide some of the most exciting jobs to date. Successful A-level mathematicians prove to employers that they are of high performance and ability. Being able to think quickly and logically is an invaluable skill that is refined in this course. Both AS and A-level Further Maths are seen as distinguishing subjects by both universities and employers (i.e. they are not a prerequisite, but they are looked upon very favourably).

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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