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Further Maths A Level - Level 3

Overview

This is a really exciting and challenging course for those exceptionally talented mathematicians who have excelled in Maths at GCSE.

The course will cover a range of more advanced and theoretical topics that are not on the normal A level Maths specification.

Some of these topics include such things as complex numbers, matrices and mathematical proof. If you have an interest in studying maths well beyond A Level then this is the course for you.

What does it combine with?


What will I study?

  • Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • Mathematical problem solving
  • Mathematical modelling

In addition, students must study two of these options:

  • Optional application 1 – mechanics
  • Optional application 2 – statistics
  • Optional application 3 – discrete

Entry requirements

You will need a total of 5 GCSEs at level 4 or above including:

  • Maths (Grade 7)
  • English Language (Grade 4)
  • Plus at least 3 other GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

You must also choose to study A Level maths.


Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.


How long is the course?

2 years.


How will I be assessed?

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

The course will be assessed by three 2 hour exam papers.


What does the course lead to?

Careers are often pursued as an aeronautical engineer, biochemist, veterinarian, chemical engineer and more.


What can I progress onto?

Further study at university-level in the subject or a mathematics-related degree such as engineering or physics.


Career opportunities

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.


How do I apply?

You don’t need to apply for each A Level course you are interested in individually.

Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the courses you have chosen as well as any alternatives you may be considering.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your course choices.

Next steps

Apply for this course

Please contact us on 0808 100 3626 or email enquiries@wnc.ac.uk

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