Further Mathematics is offered in many different ways, from teaching it as a fully timetabled class, to having all of the tuition provided through the FMSP.
The FMSP can help your school/college teach Further Mathematics. Your FMSP Area Coordinator can discuss different strategies and suggest support to help develop provision for Further Mathematics at your school.
Stagger the teaching of applied options.
Teach Further Pure over the year and the applied options in alternating 2-week blocks, e.g. teach Decision for a fortnight, and set some homework on it, then teach Mechanics for a fortnight. Students will always be studying one unit in class whilst studying a different one in their homework.
Teach just Further Pure for the first part of the course, then teach the applied options whilst consolidating the FP work.
For example: teach Further Pure for the first term then focus on Statistics and Mechanics after Christmas, building in regular opportunities to consolidate and revise the Further Pure.
Offer AS Further Mathematics over 2 years starting January year 12.
If you have any questions about these models, or would like to discuss your individual circumstances in more detail please contact your Area Coordinator through the Regions section of the website.
Wherever possible the FMSP supports schools and colleges to provide Further Mathematics tuition themselves. For ideas on how you can offer Further Mathematics in your school/college and ways in which the FMSP can support this, have a look at these case studies of schools and colleges that work with the FMSP.
QCA case studies for offering Further Mathematics
The 2007 QCA report Offering Further Mathematics as part of the A level curriculum includes further case studies for offering Further Mathematics. To download the full report, see 2007 QCA report.
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
To find out about the FMSP in your area please select a region from the map below: