Course Entry Requirements
GCSE grade 7 in Maths.
If you get a grade 7 at GCSE you should seriously consider studying A Level Further Mathematics. As maths is such a vast subject it is impossible to cover it all in one A Level. This subject develops some of the concepts met in A Level Maths and brings it to a higher plane. It attracts students who thoroughly enjoy the subject and are keen to extend their understanding and knowledge. The course is chiefly for a student who wishes to study Mathematics, Engineering or any related subject in Higher Education.
What you will study
- A Level Further Maths builds on what you learnt at GCSE level (algebra and calculus)
- Introduction to complex numbers and matrices
- How mathematical ideas are interconnected
- Fundamental mathematical ideas with wide applications in Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences and Computing
Four exams at the end of the second year of study
- Your individual needs are continually assessed and monitored throughout the year.
- Formal tutorials are then put in place to address any specific problems you may behaving.
- At exams time, the department runs a series of comprehensive revision sessions.
- No Maths students are ever struggling for support
- Problem Solving Workshops
- Educational Talks about mathematical careers
- Maths Workshop with Professor from Oxford University
- Competitions including UKMT Senior Maths Challenge and Liverpool Maths Society Pop Maths Quiz
- Extension paper support for students wanting to study at competitive institutions and need to take an admissions test
Further Maths can lead to a wide range of courses in both further and higher education. There are many other diverse areas where mathematical skills are recognised as invaluable and essential. If you are planning to study a mathematics based course at university, we recommend you also study A Level Further Maths too.
If you are considering a Mathematics or Engineering based degree you may find that some universities will actually require that you have studied A Level Further Maths. It is also good for those students who are considering applying for a competitive degree course, for example, Oxbridge entry.
A Level Further Maths can lead to a myriad of careers, some obvious ones include accountancy, banking, teaching, engineering, medicine, computing and scientific statistical research.