Mathematics - Further

Examination Board: Edexcel

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Mrs Sarah Jenkins

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Mathematics - Further

Exam Board: Edexcel

Strong mathematicians can finish with two A Levels – one in Mathematics and the other in Further Mathematics. Further Mathematics students will be taught in a separate group from the single Mathematics students, thus allowing for a pace of learning more suited to highly able students. Studying for this additional qualification will allow students to gain greater breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the subject. For instance, students could have the opportunity to study decision mathematics, which would be an entirely new strand of the subject to them, while also taking the ideas introduced in the Mathematics qualification to a much more complex level. Clearly this ‘double’ qualification is an extremely powerful one for those strong enough mathematically to study it. Although it is rarely a stated requirement for entry to courses in higher education it is highly recommended that students have studied it if they intend to study Mathematics, Engineering or certain scientific courses at some universities. Indeed, some students may find themselves at a disadvantage if they apply for such courses without having studied Further Mathematics at A level.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to achieve at least a Grade 8 at GCSE level Maths.


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