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Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics

Further Maths Fibonacci Course

Further Mathematics

WJEC A-level Further Mathematics

Aimed at able mathematicians who have a real passion for the subject and want to take up additional, in depth modules.

Is this course right for me?

This course is intended to extend and develop the mathematical knowledge and skills that you obtain when studying A-level Mathematics.

Mathematics A-level is sufficient for most learners and Further Mathematics is only taken by the more able who aim to pursue careers in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or related disciplines.

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Maths and Numeracy grade A (Also need to study AS Mathematics)
  • Please check the AS Level Options Grid to see if this subject fits into your chosen programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

You will be encouraged to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise its importance in your own life and to society.

Units to be studied will be built upon each year:

  • Further pure mathematics
  • Further statistics
  • Further mechanics

Learners also complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and are required to develop their essential skills (communication/numeracy and digital skills). Learners will also attend a weekly group tutorial.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Written examination

This course can lead to a diverse range of career opportunities in a varied range of businesses including: Acoustic consultant, Actuarial analyst, Actuary, Astronomer, Chartered accountant, Chartered certified accountant, Data analyst, Data scientist, Investment analyst, Research scientist (maths), Secondary school teacher, Software engineer, Sound engineer, Statistician.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • A scientific calculator
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Maths and Numeracy grade A (Also need to study AS Mathematics)
  • Please check the AS Level Options Grid to see if this subject fits into your chosen programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

You will be encouraged to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise its importance in your own life and to society.

Units to be studied will be built upon each year:

  • Further pure mathematics
  • Further statistics
  • Further mechanics

Learners also complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and are required to develop their essential skills (communication/numeracy and digital skills). Learners will also attend a weekly group tutorial.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Written examination

What can I do next?

This course can lead to a diverse range of career opportunities in a varied range of businesses including: Acoustic consultant, Actuarial analyst, Actuary, Astronomer, Chartered accountant, Chartered certified accountant, Data analyst, Data scientist, Investment analyst, Research scientist (maths), Secondary school teacher, Software engineer, Sound engineer, Statistician.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • A scientific calculator
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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