As well as being an intellectually stimulating subject in its own right, A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics equips students with the necessary skills (problem solving, logic and clear thinking) to support many other subjects, including Sciences, Economics, Geography, ICT to name but a few. Also, Further Mathematics will provide the challenges that able students need to enable them to develop to first year University/degree level.
This is a challenging course resulting in the award of two A-Levels in Mathematics. Suitability for this course should be discussed with Mr Allen. Top universities will look for this option if you are thinking about studying Mathematics at degree level or as part of a Mathematics related degree.
In this course you would study A-Level Mathematics in year 12. (see section on A-Level Mathematics at GGS)
Students who complete Year 12 suitably well will get the opportunity to sit the A-Level in Mathematics at the end of year 12.
Students will then study the further mathematics sections in year 13.
The course will be made up of two compulsory units based on Pure Mathematics.
Two further courses will then be run from Pure Mathematics, Further Mechanics and Further Statistics. (not yet decided)
This is an excellent qualification for high ability mathematics students as it provides the challenge that such students need as well as very good career opportunities.
Students should aiming to achieve a Level 8/9 in GCSE Mathematics
All applications to Gravesend Grammar School Sixth Form must be made directly via our website. Our sixth form information evening is on Wednesday 13th January at 7pm, applications open on Thursday 14th January.
Successfully completing A Level Mathematics/Further Mathematics will allow students to continue with their studies in Mathematics or a Mathematics related degree subject, in the knowledge that they have excellent mathematical skills at their disposal. It will also give students the skills that many degree courses expect. These include Engineering, Finance and Banking, IT, Accountancy, Actuarial Science and Architecture to name a few. Employers will also look favourably on students who gain A Level Further Mathematics as they will be looking for individuals with the skills as described above.