If you are considering studying AS or A level Further Mathematics you should discuss your options with your mathematics teacher.
If possible you should study Further Mathematics through timetabled classes at your school or college.
Where this is not possible, with the cooperation of your school or college, the Further Mathematics Support Programme can help you, either by providing all of your Further Mathematics tuition, or by sharing the teaching with your school or college.
If possible you should study Further Mathematics through timetabled classes at your school or college. Where this is not possible, with the cooperation of your school or college, the Further Mathematics Support Programme can help you, either by providing all of your Further Mathematics tuition, or by sharing the teaching with your school or college.
Taking AS Further Mathematics in year 13 is an excellent option if you have decided during year 12 that you are going to apply to for a mathematics-rich degree course at university. It will really help you on your university degree course and will look very impressive on your university application form.
If you are able to enrol in a Further Mathematics class at your school or college, but cannot access all of the options you would like to study, you could share your tuition between your school/college class and tuition through the FMSPW.
This flowchart will help you to decide how best to access Further Mathematics tuition.
Further Mathematics is an A-level course valuable to all students planning to study Maths related degrees including Science, Engineering, Technology and Computer Science. It can be taken as a full A-level course over two years alongside the standard A-level Mathematics or studied as an AS subject alongside A2 Mathematics in Year 13. Students must take (and pass) 3 modules to receive an AS qualification and another 2 modules to receive a full A-level qualification. Further Mathematics can form part of a Learning Programme and would therefore be eligible for funding at Post 16. This includes both schools and colleges offering Further Mathematics “in house” or through the Further Maths Support Programme Wales. Information about approved qualifications is available from Qualifications in Wales (QIW)
The FMSPW supports state-funded schools and colleges in all counties/regions of Wales by providing tuition for students who would benefit from studying AS/A level Further Mathematics. When schools/colleges have difficulties staffing/timetabling Further Mathematics, or have students wishing to study applied modules which are not part of the main provision offered by the school/college, the FMSPW can provide all or part of the tuition for Further Mathematics. Schools and colleges are welcome to enquire about arranging online or face-to-face tuition in their region. A Welsh speaking tutor is available.
A tuition fee per module per student applies to students receiving tuition for Further Mathematics through the Further Maths Support Programme Wales. Tuition fees should be paid by the learner’s host institution or the relevant Local Authority and not the student. Further Maths can attract funding in exactly the same way as AS/A2 qualifications offered “in house”. Students must take (and pass) 3 modules to receive and AS qualification and another 2 modules to receive a full A-Level qualification. You can enrol students to study with the FMSPW for one or more modules depending on whether you can provide some of the modules “in house”.
Examination boards covered - WJEC - for other exam boards please contact us directly.
“As a school we are very grateful to the FMSPW for the work they have been doing with our students in enabling them to study maths at a further level. The teaching, support and revision work have been very useful and proved successful with an A grade in FP1'', Head of Mathematics, Gowerton Comprehensive. For more case studies from individual students and school please see Case Studies .
To arrange tuition with the FMSPW please contact Bethan Eakins Email [email protected] or ring 01792 602334 for more information.