- Mathematical argument, language and proof
- Mathematical problem solving
- Mathematical modelling
You will then select two of these options:
If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:
- You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.
Additional entry requirements:
- You must have achieved at least a grade 8 in GCSE Maths.
- Further Mathematics must be taken alongside A-level Mathematics.
The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.
All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.
There are two written exams in each year. Each exam is one and a half hours long and worth a quarter of the final A-level grade.
Paper 1 may assess content from the following sections:
- Complex numbers
- Further Algebra and functions
- Further calculus
- Further vectors
- Polar coordinates
- Hyperbolic functions
Paper 2 will assess two of the topics studied from Mechanics, Statistics or Discrete.
- Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
Further Mathematics is highly prized by universities and employers in whatever area you study. However, it is essential to take Further Mathematics to at least A-level if you wish to study Mathematics, Physics or Engineering at some top universities.
You will take three subjects over two years.
We offer a small number of BTEC courses at Sefton Sixth Form College. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.
It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.