The Double Mathematics course consists of completing the A Level Mathematics course in one year, leading on to complete the Further Mathematics A Level in the second year.
Some students may take Double Mathematics when they wish to complete the whole of A Level Mathematics in one year.
Any student who is planning to take a Mathematics related degree (engineering, sciences, computing, finance/economics, etc., as well as mathematics itself) will benefit enormously from taking Further Mathematics, at least to AS Level. Further Mathematics qualifications are prestigious and are strongly welcomed by universities. In 2019, 100% of all students taking Further Mathematics achieved an A* or A grade at both AS and A Level.
Students who take Double Mathematics have twice the usual amount of lessons since they are completing two A-levels.
You move into A2 Double Mathematics in your second year provided you have achieved at least a C grade at all modules in A-Level Mathematics. A Level Further Mathematics contains five modules which are all taken in May/June. A-level Mathematics only consists of four modules.
Any student who is planning to take a Mathematics related degree (Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Finance/Economics, etc., as well as Mathematics itself) will benefit enormously from taking Double Mathematics, at least to AS level. Double Mathematics qualifications are prestigious and are strongly welcomed by universities.
Each student is strongly recommended to purchase a graphical calculator; the models which are most appropriate to the course will be communicated to students by the teacher at the start of the year.
Mathematics provides a useful route into many careers. The ability to think logically and be able to solve problems are highly valued skills in the work place. Mathematics is now a requirement for a number of university courses.
6 GCSEs A* – C including grade A* or A in Mathematics (higher tier). A minimum of a B grade in GCSE Numeracy (higher tier) is also essential.