AS Further Mathematics: This consists of one compulsory module, Core Pure 1, and content from two optional units. The optional courses that we deliver are Further 1 and Decision 1.
A-Level Further Mathematics: This consists of two compulsory modules, Core Pure 1 (studied in Year 12) and Core Pure 2, and a continuation of Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Decision 1, the optional units.
This course is ideal for anyone interested in studying maths, engineering, medicine, physics, computing and other maths related courses at university.
In addition to those referred to under A-Level Mathematics, there are additional video conferencing opportunities.
Please refer to The John of Gaunt Sixth Form entry requirements.
You need to complete one year for the AS Level and two years for the A-Level. You must also be studying maths alongside further maths.
AS Further Maths: There are two exams, sat in the summer of year 12. The Core Pure 1 exam has double weighting as compared to the optional paper, which consists of both content from both Further Pure 1 and Decision 1.
A-Level Further Maths: There are four exams, sat in the summer of year 13. Core Pure 1 and Core Pure 2, which are each worth a third of the course. The two optional units are examined separately, have equal weighting and contribute the final third of the marks. The AS grade does not count towards the A-Level grade.
If you wish to continue with a mathematical related subject at university, this course will give you a real advantage. Anything from a Maths degree to Mechanical Engineering and Accountancy, you will be able to face the mathematical challenge involved.