Hazel Bray : Head of Maths
hbray@cambournevc.org
Double Maths  Alevel Mathematics & Alevel Further Mathematics
AQA  7357 & 7367
A grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics
Further mathematicians are passionate about mathematics and enjoy finding the most efficient and elegant solution to a multistage problem. They will want to know the “why” underpinning the concepts they are tackling and will be able to spot links between the various aspects of mathematics. Alevel Further Mathematics builds on and develops the ideas studied in ALevel Mathematics and introduces new mathematical topics to bridge the gap to degree level mathematics and other subjects with a high mathematical content.
Since studying Further Mathematics provides an opportunity to study a broader and deeper range of topics, as well as demonstrating a student’s ability to tackle more advanced topics, it provides strong foundations for a variety of related degrees at university. The subject has clear links with courses such as Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Material Science or even Chemistry. Students who gain ALevel qualifications in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics are highly employable and students find the skills and knowledge gained from the course useful when pursuing careers in areas such as medicine, engineering, veterinary science, finance, computing and any scientific discipline.
In addition to the events offered to students of the Alevel Mathematics course, there will be further opportunities for students to extend their mathematical horizons. In particular, students can elect to tackle extension work in preparation for university interviews and additional examinations, such as MAT—the Mathematics entrance exam for Oxford, AEA – Advanced Extension Award or STEP – used for admissions to Mathematics at Cambridge. At Cambourne Sixth Form, we will support you in preparation for those as well as support you if you choose to go on to study Mathematics or similar at degree level.
Course ContentIn Double Maths you will study ALevel Mathematics in Year 12 and ALevel Further Mathematics in Year 13. You will sit examinations for both ALevel Mathematics and ALevel Further Mathematics at the end of Year 13. ALevel Further Mathematics is designed to build upon the content studied in ALevel Mathematics. The course structure for Alevel Mathematics in Year 12 can be found under ALevel Mathematics section. In Year 13 all students will study Further Pure Maths along with two options from:
ALevel Further Mathematics is examined by 3 papers which are sat at the end of Year 13. Each paper is 2 hours long, and is out of 100 marks.
Further Pure Mathematics (66.6% of ALevel Further Mathematics) Further mechanics (16.7% of ALevel Further Mathematics) Further statistics (16.7% of ALevel Further Mathematics) Discrete (16.7% of ALevel Further Mathematics)
