Course overviewThe aim of the course is to give you a very broad and in-depth mathematical experience. For example, in the standard A Level you may only study limited Statistical and Mechanical topics, but in Further Maths not only are these topics extended, you may also look at other areas of Maths such as Numerical Methods and Algorithms.
To gain an A Level in Further Mathematics you study a wide variety of topics, which you can find in more detail below.
• Complex Numbers and Proof by Induction are both examples of Pure Maths topics in the first year. In addition, when you study Statistics, you will look at topics such as Sampling and Bivariate Data.
• Hyperbolic Functions and Differential Equations are both examples of topics you will study in the second year. In addition, when you study Mechanics, you will also look at topics such as Circular Motion and Hooke’s Law.
In addition to lectures and teacher support the course places an emphasis on self-study. We provide you with access to a variety of web based tools which are excellent for distance learning too. There are videos and worked examples on the website to help you learn. During the course there are several written assessments in addition to the verbal feedback that you receive from your teacher. All Maths staff run help sessions and support sessions to assist you when you need it.
What else do I need to know?NSCG is a great environment for learning Mathematics. We have a highly dedicated team with vast experience of teaching A Level students. You will have opportunities to expand your study to different areas of Mathematics as you see your interests develop. We are able to offer a wide range of modules. It is worthwhile studying Further Maths for a variety of maths-based university courses, and it is essential for studying Maths and/or Engineering at some universities.
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What are the entry requirements?
You should also have GCSE grade 7 or above in Maths. A Level Further Maths must be studied alongside A Level Maths.
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What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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