Supporting students studying AS/A level Further Mathematics
Students who have had their maths learning at GCSE and A level disrupted due to the pandemic may not be as confident in their skills and understanding of topics which underpin the learning of new content.
The AMSP provides support for teachers and students of AS/A level Further Mathematics in a range of ways:
- supporting students, through freely available resources and via the tuition programme
- supporting teachers with an extensive professional development offer and teaching resources
- providing advice and local support through the national network of Area Coordinators
The AMSP provides several levels of support for students studying Further Mathematics.
The FM Videos are an extensive series of videos, each 5-10 minutes long, designed to introduce concepts in Further Mathematics. The material has been broken up into bite-sized pieces, enabling students to work through appropriate examples at a suitable pace. These are particularly useful for students who are learning more independently and could be used as part of a blended teaching approach, so that lessons can focus more on problem-solving tackling misconceptions. The videos are also a good resource for revision.
The videos are tailored for each of the four main AS/A level specifications (AQA, Edexcel, MEI and OCR) and are arranged into topic-centric playlists on YouTube. As well as the core further pure, they cover a range of the most popular options for each specification.
If your school or college is registered with the AMSP, teachers can gain free access to certain sections of MEI’s Integral® online resources via a generic account. This includes all of the Further Mathematics content, tailored to the specification your school or college follows.
Integral's resources include:
- Interactive resources
- Teaching activities
More information, including samples, are available on the Integral website:
Schools and colleges can apply for individual Integral accounts for your students that will give them access to the FM videos, plus all of the Integral® resources for AS/A level Further Mathematics. In addition, teachers will get access to the management system so you can monitor your students' progress.
The cost of these accounts is £30 per student. Some schools and colleges may be eligible for subsidised accounts if they have a package of support from their local Area Coordinator.
To apply, download the Video+ application form.
For schools and colleges that are unable to offer AS/A level Further Mathematics, but who have students who need to study it, the AMSP provides online tuition. We offer full AS or A level tuition, but can also work with schools and colleges to share the tuition and help establish future provision.
All of our professional development opportunities have been adapted for online participation. There is also a substantial bank of material for self-guided professional development.
Our most extensive PD offer now includes the choice to attend study days online or face-to-face.
Courses for Autumn 2021 will be open to applications from May.More information
Live Online Professional Development (LOPD)
Our shorter online courses, including several for AS/A level Further Mathematics, are running in the summer and autumn terms.
The summer term courses are recruiting now.Find a course
Our local teacher networks are currently all meeting online.
Contact your local team to find out the most up to date information.Find your local team
On Demand Professional Development (ODPD)
These on-demand resources comprise short videos with associated materials focussing on a selection of topics.
They are available throughout the year.More information
Professional development videos
These videos provide ideas for how overarching themes and technology can be incorporated into lessons for GCSE Mathematics, AS/A level Mathematics and AS/A level Further Mathematics
These are suitable for individual or departmental use.Go to resources
The pace of development of online classroom tools has increased during this last year.
For Further Pure Maths topics such as matrices, complex numbers, 3D geometry and polar coordinates we recommend exploring the use of GeoGebra Classroom.Go to GeoGebra Classroom
Support for schools and colleges
In addition to the extensive provision outlined for both students and teachers, the AMSP can provide guidance and support at a local level for schools and colleges to encourage student progression to Further Mathematics. Please contact your local Area Coordinator for more information.
We can also provide advice on strategies for offering AS/A level Further Mathematics for schools and colleges where staffing, and/or timetabling restrictions, are a barrier to its inclusion on the curriculum.