A level and Further Maths
Jenny from Guildford emailed us to tell us about two sites which she directs her GCSE students to when they are thinking about studying AS and A-level Maths and/or Further Maths, or when her A-level students are asking about studying maths at university.
More Maths Grads (MMG) was a three-year project (2007 - 2010) funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to develop, trial and evaluate means of increasing the number of students studying mathematics and encouraging participation from groups of learners who have not traditionally been well represented in higher education.
The MMG activity ended on 31 January 2010, but this was not the end of the story! Following the well-received trial in Wales, all resources produced during the course of the project and much more, will be sent as ‘More Maths Grads in a Box’ to all secondary schools, further education colleges and universities in England. The box will also contain the means to reproduce all MMG material for future needs.
A-level students thinking about university maths will find the page on the Maths Careers site aimed at 16-19-year olds particularly interesting – perhaps you could persuade your careers department to have a link to it on their website?
On the site they can read the career profiles of maths and stats graduates, download the guide Maths at University, find out about the mechanics of roller coasters, or learn what they will study in a maths-based degree. GCSE students will find these pages and those aimed at 14-16-year olds informative.
Note from the editors: the Further Mathematics Support Programme has produced a new video to promote Further Mathematics. This can be viewed on the FMSP website, and it will soon also be available on the Maths Careers website. Copies of the leaflet featured in the video (as well as other leaflets and posters) are available free of charge.