Double Mathematics (Mathematics plus Further Mathematics)

Double Mathematics (Mathematics plus Further Mathematics)

This course is ideal if you love Maths and want to do more of it!

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Mathematics
  • Qualification A Level 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Maths and Science Centre
  • Course Length 2 years
100% Pass rate in 2019

This course can be combined with other courses to make a full programme. You must also be studying A Level Maths. It goes well with Mathematics (which has to be taken with Further Mathematics), Physics, Computer Science and other mathematically based courses.

You will study an AS Level in the first year of this course.

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 three other A Level courses for particularly gifted students.

If you really love exploring mathematical relationships and are very strong at Mathematics, you are encouraged to take Further Mathematics in addition to Mathematics A Level. This is taken as Double Mathematics, where you will study A Level Mathematics in your first year and A Level Further Mathematics in your second year. You will have twice the number of maths lessons per week.

This course is ideal if you love Maths and want to do more of it! It is excellent preparation for a mathematically based degree at top universities and will help you stand out from the crowd.

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.

You will

  • Take units in pure and applied Mathematics, including statistics
  • Be able to attend drop in Mathematics workshops with one to one support to supplement lectures
  • Have the opportunity to take part in a Maths challenge

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

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: GCSE grade 4 in English Language and grade 7 in Maths and grade 7 in Physics/77 in Science. Plus, you will need five more GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

For students with an exceptional GCSE profile, Double Maths can potentially be taken as two A Levels as part of a four A Level programme.



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.

Additional Costs

There are some costs of materials and resources.

Textbooks will be required and you will be told about these when you enrol. You will need a scientific calculator with statistical functions. You will also find a graphical calculator very useful, and is highly recommended.

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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