Case Studies

Students


Inyoung Baek – Clare College – University of Cambridge
“I would advise everyone to definitely take Further Maths for a Maths heavy degree like engineering, computer science, it will give you an advantage.” Read more…

Isabella Carter – Archbishop McGarth Catholic High School
“Through studying Further Maths I’ve been able to develop my critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills.” Read more…

Gillian Coleman – Ysgol Y Creuddyn – Lancaster University
“I enjoyed the opportunity to solve (more) maths problems.” Read more…

Jac Fernandez Jon – Cardinal Newman
“Further Maths has taught me time management skills and I have also learnt about perseverance.” Read more…

Marged Ioan – Ysgol Bro Teifi
“FMSP introduced me to new teachers that gave me another insight into Mathematics different to what my classroom teacher taught me.” Read more…

Peredur Morgan – Ysgol Penweddig
“Further Maths gave me independent study skills.” Read more…

Nia Patel – Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron
“The content taught in Further Maths gave me a strong base knowledge before University, Further Maths allows students to be more prepared for University and make the first year that little bit easier.” Read more…

Alex McGinty – Lewis School Pengam
“I took FM Unit 1 in school and took FM Unit 2 and FM Unit 3 online with FMSP” Read more…

Amaan Abbasi – Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy
“I definitely agree that Further Maths eased my transition into University.” Read more…

Brandon Andrews – Cardinal Newman
“Some of my classes were online it taught me to reach out and ask questions, the FMSP has taught me to work independently.” Read more…

David Wedge – Ysgol Y Creuddyn
“The programme introduced me to the fundamental work covered at the beginning of a University Maths degree, and therefore made the transition much easier.” Read more…

Sian Phillips – Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant
“Before starting the course I was concerned about the online aspect but I quickly got used to the different style of interaction and was able to learn from these lessons as easily as from face-to-face teaching.” Read more…

Rokas Bakutis – St Richard Gwyn Roman Catholic High School
“FMSPW provided very good resources such as the revision sessions in Bangor and the Integral website.” Read more…

Corey Jones – St Richard Gwyn Roman Catholic High School
“I found it to be incredibly invigorating and interesting, taking concepts I’ve learned and was learning in Maths A Level and using them in different ways.” Read more…

Christian Jones – St Richard Gwyn Roman Catholic High School
“I also think that using FMSPW is a huge bonus, as it proves you can study effectively, efficiently and independently.” Read more…

William Thomas – Ysgol Bro Gwaun
“Studying through the Further Maths Support Programme demonstrates to universities that you are a well-rounded individual who is capable of both thinking logically and studying independently.” Read more…

Jessica Akins – Connah’s Quay High School
“I found the course very useful, and I believe that it would benefit many other students to complete it as it can help with the grade requirements for University applications.” Read more…

Arkady Wey – Sir Thomas Picton School
“I would recommend the qualification to anyone who enjoys a challenge, and is mathematically minded.” Read more…

Anna Clancy – Ysgol Maesydderwen
“I really enjoyed the course because the topics were more challenging and interesting than in normal Maths A Level. I would definitely recommend Further Maths to anyone who is interested in Maths and thinking about doing a Maths degree anywhere.” Read more…

Wayne Edwards – Sir Thomas Picton School
“I had great tutors with FMSPW, which were very easy to communicate with even though the lessons were online, that helped me complete the course and gain the A* grade I needed in Further Maths.” Read more…

Joseph McCambridge – Ysgol Bro Pedr
“I found the online lessons easy to access and it was an interesting new way of learning. It is very different to my normal A-level classes but still a very good and useful experience.” Read more…

Rebecca Thomas – Gowerton School
“I would definitely recommend taking the subject, especially to those who are thinking of a Maths based degree and even to those who just enjoy Maths and would like to work through slightly more difficult topics and push their abilities further.” Read more…

Mike Jarrett – Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones
“The Further Maths course allows you to use the techniques from the A Level Maths course in much more advanced and more in depth situations, which gives you a better understanding of how they can be used.” Read more…

Eve Clune-Clarkson – St Martin’s School
“I’m so glad I took Further Maths, it made me fall in love with Maths.” Read more…

Emlyn Williams – Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones
“Studying Further Maths required a lot of hard work and independent study for me but it was definitely worth it, it helped me develop my problem solving and researching skills.” Read more…

Teachers

Ms Angharad Parsons – Gowerton School
“I have found the FMSPW to be extremely useful, primarily in giving pupils an opportunity to gain a qualification that we were unable to provide for, and also in providing extremely useful revision classes for all of the sixth form to use.” Read more…

Andrea Picton-Davies – Head of Mathematics – Sir Thomas Picton School
“Our collaboration with the FMSPW has proved to work well. As in many other schools our AS Further Maths class is not timetabled and we appreciate the help of the FMSPW very much.” Read more…

Colin Fleming – Head of Mathematics – Ysgol Brynhyfryd
“The students have found the extra rigour of the Further Maths course has benefited their A Level Maths study as well as providing a broader foundation for future study.” Read more…

Gareth Chivers – FMSPW Tutor and Head of Mathematics – St John Baptist High School
“I have sent students to the Advanced Algebra Masterclass. This improves their confidence in problem solving and using their algebraic skills. It also gives them an invaluable experience in meeting fellow students from other schools at a University Campus.” Read more…

Continuous Professional Development

Helen Hayes – Bryn Elian High School
“Excellent course, it covered the whole syllabus of FP1 and I feel much more confident now with explanations and reasoning behind methods.” Read more…

Laura Makarek – Caldicot School
“It gives you the opportunity to learn new techniques not only from the tutor but from the other teachers on the course. It has given me confidence to deliver FP1.” Read more …

Stuart Ball – Caerleon Comprehensive School
“I have a much deeper knowledge of the course and feel confident to tackle many topics from several different approaches.” Read more …

Parents

Parent of Student Studying Further Maths A-Level – Ysgol Maesydderwen
“Any child with an interest in Maths or Maths based subjects would benefit greatly from taking Further Maths as it broadens their knowledge and gives them a really good start on any further study.” Read more…

Transition to University

Emlyn Williams – Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones School – Durham University
“Without Further Maths, I would have had to spend much more time during the first and second year acclimatising to the maths that I encountered in my degree.” Read more…

Jasmine Shao – Ysgol Penglais School – University of Cambridge
“I would extremely recommend pupils who wish to go on to study a STEM subject to study Further Maths.” Read more…

Leah Clarke – Gowerton School – Durham University
“Further Maths helped me in the first year. FP1 with all the matrices has really helped in Computer Science.” Read more…

Ryan Colclough – Flint High School – University of Warwick
“I think Further Maths helped me get the place. I don’t think I’ve met anyone here that hasn’t got Further Maths A Level.” Read more…

Anna Clancy – Ysgol Maesydderwen – Cardiff University
“I would definitely recommend studying Further Maths to anyone who is considering doing any science degree, and especially doing it through FMSPW because you are then able to learn much more independently, which will be valuable to you during your degree.” Read more…

Cicely Griffiths – Gowerton School – Plymouth University
“Studying Further Maths didn’t just help me to get in but it made my first year so much easier. I remembered thinking wow, I’ve already done this!” Read more…

Ben Cooke – Denbigh High School – Durham University
“The maths that you study in Further Maths is exactly what you do in University, you are so well prepared. It not only helps you get in to the University that you want but it makes your first year so much easier.” Read more…