Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
You will study using a variety of methods involving investigative work as well as the study of theory. Although the course is theoretical by its very nature, mathematics is also an important tool for studying the real world, and connections with practical situations will be made whenever possible. You will study two mechanics units and two statistics units with the main mathematics groups, spread over two years, and you will also cover the same pure mathematics as the main A-level groups. This subject combines well with A-levels in maths, economics, business, chemistry and physics.
Five GCSEs, grade C or above, including English Language and Maths which should be at least Grade A. All applicants will be interviewed.
The AS-Level is 100% exam based. A minimum of a D grade is needed at AS Level to progress onto year 2 of the course. The A-Level is 100% exam based. Each year makes up 50% of your final grade. Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote initiative and creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection and effective communication skills. Each subject has a number of assessments throughout the year and can include the following: external exams, independent research, presentations, essays, coursework and in-class tests. Course is assessed through homework, class test, mid-term test, VA Test and mock exams. Final assessment is an external exam with Edexcel awarding body.
Where will this course take you? Our students are successful in applying to a range of degrees, particularly engineering, sciences, computing, finance/economics and mathematics. Upon graduation, the average starting salary for a further maths graduate is around £29,000pa for a role as a chemical engineer. Other career options include actuarial science, aeronautical engineering, biochemistry, biomedical sciences (including medical science), chemistry, computing, dentistry, electrical/electronic engineering, general engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, medicine, optometry (ophthalmic optics), physics and veterinary science.
You will learn in dedicated mathematics classrooms. There are three AS or A2 classroom sessions per week and they fit in with your overall programme of study, usually across five days at college.