For all students aiming for an A or A* in Maths, we suggest doing our inhouse accelerated learning programme, which will cover the majority of the pure content and some of the key applied topics for Year 13 whilst they are in Year 12.
Students can then start the further maths syllabus if they choose. As the first part of Year 12 will be spent doing the single maths topics from the Year 13 maths syllabus, students can opt to do Further Maths, even if they are unsure about it; safe in the knowledge that what they are learning will help them with their single maths. Further maths students will then study Further Pure Maths, Mechanics and Statistics, which will build on and extend the work done in single maths. Most students would usually focus on Mechanics as their major applied option. However, there is some flexibility and it is possible to focus on Statistics or to combine Statistics, Mechanics and modelling with algorithms. Those considering the more mathematical subjects at university, Mathematics, physics, engineering, financial maths, economics etc. should consider Further Maths A-Level.
A good grade at GCSE is an essential prerequisite for AS and A-Level studies in Mathematics due to the demands of the course; as such a Grade 7 or above is required. A Grade 7 is also the minimum requirement for Further Maths, however, a Grade 8 or 9 is preferred. If we can offer Further Maths outside of the timetable you must take Maths as one of your three subject choices.