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Ways to Offer Further Mathematics

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Created on 24 October 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 17 November 2009 by ncetm_administrator


Access to Further Mathematics - www.furthermaths.org.uk 

Ways to offer Further Mathematics

There are many ways to offer Further Mathematics in your school, even if you have small numbers.

Strategies you might use could include:

  • offering AS Further Mathematics as an option for year 13 students;
  • teaching students from two or more schools/colleges together to form a viable Further Mathematics class;
  • sharing teaching between a school or college and a local FMSP Tutor;
  • using applied option classes, if more than two applied modules are offered as options for A level Mathematics students, to enable Further Mathematics students to study extra applied units without the need to timetable extra classes.
The 2007 QCA report 'Offering Further Mathematics as part of the A level curriculum' includes six case include:
  • Example 1: School offering further mathematics in the second year of a double mathematics course;
  • Example 2: School offering further mathematics alongside A level mathematics;
  • Example 3: Further education college offering further mathematics as a fully timetabled A level option;
  • Example 4: Shared provision with other local institutions;
  • Example 5: Shared provision with a local further mathematics centre;
  • Example 6: Tuition entirely through a local further mathematics centre.
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