A Levels: Mathematics, Further
Why study Mathematics, Further?
We recommend the ‘double’ option if you’re planning to study mathematics, physics, astrophysics or engineering at university, especially at Oxbridge.
What will I study?
This is a very academic course, covering both Pure and Applied Mathematics such as Decision Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics in greater detail. In the Second Year, you may have the possibility to specialise in Mechanics alongside the Pure Mathematics work. This is a useful option for those who wish to pursue a career in engineering.
How will I be assessed?
There is no coursework component. All assessments are are exam-based.
What are the entry requirements?
The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.
A grade 7 or above in Mathematics is recommended.
What Havant adds to this
In the past students have had the chance to visit a theme park to experience mathematics in theory and practice, and have spent time at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Further Mathematics Centre, which organises events such as ‘Mathematics Inspiration’ and revision days. There is also the opportunity to take part in the National Mathematics Challenge.
Your destinations with this course
Mathematics and Further Mathematics are both seen as valuable academic A Levels by universities. Mathematics is seen as a facilitating subject by both companies and academic establishments alike and opens the doors to a plethora of further education courses and job opportunities. Students from both courses have gone on to study a variety of degrees dependent on the combination of A Levels they studied. These have included mathematics, statistics, economics, astrophysics, mathematics with qualified teacher status (primary and secondary teaching), pure & applied mathematics and mathematics operational research statistics & economics (MORSE). Students have also gone on to study mathematics in combination with a wide variety of other subjects, particularly the sciences, finance and business.