Further Mathematics
Faculty of Maths and Science
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Maths and Science Level 3 - A Level Maths and Science Centre 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Students who are good at and enjoy doing Mathematics are encouraged to take Further Mathematics in addition to their Mathematics course, details of which can be found here. It may be taken in addition to 3 other  A level courses for particularly gifted students.

You will be taught by a mixture of group lectures, individual support and self-learning study materials. There will also be extensive use of graphical calculators and computer software. External assessment will be by three examinations (each 2 hours long).

What topics will I study?

Will include Complex numbers, calculus and hyperbolic functions. More information will be available in early 2017.

What experiences will I get?

In addition to teaching and revision sessions we run a Maths enrichment club. This helps prepare you for STEP or MAT (entrance exams for Maths courses at top Universities) if you decide to take them, and develops your problem solving skills. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the Senior Maths challenge.

What are the entry requirements?

English and maths entry requirements: Grade 4 in English and 7 in maths.
Plus standard entry requirements: Six GCSEs at grade C or above.
Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: Grade A in GCSE Science/Additional Science (or separate sciences at least Grade B). You must be studying A level Mathematics.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course can be combined with other courses to make a full programme. You must also be studying A Level Maths.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to new fully equipped classrooms and PCs as well as access to a learning resource centre. There is a cafe based in the new Maths and Science Building. An A Level Mathematics workshop ensures that you get all the Mathematics help you need outside group lectures.

What can the course lead on to?

Mathematics is a valuable qualification for Scientific and Engineering degrees and has links with many other subjects including Business Studies, Computing, Geography, Economics, Biology, Environmental Science and Psychology.

Are there any additional costs?

Textbooks will be required, further details to follow. There is a £10 resource fee payable at the beginning of the course to cover the cost of revision materials you will be provided with. You will need a scientific calculator with statistical functions. You will also find a graphical calculator very useful, and is highly recommended.

What do our students think?

I think these subjects are very interesting and will lead me to a career where I can explain how things work. Exeter College is a good bridge between school and university because you are given responsibility and are respected by staff. There is a good mix of practical work and theory and the work is challenging. I hope to study engineering at university."

It’s great to be able to do two A Levels in maths because I really love maths."

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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