Further Maths A-Level

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 7 GCSE in Maths

Who is it for?

Further Mathematics is ideal for students who have a real interest in Mathematics and want to challenge themselves to study the subject to the highest level.

The Further Mathematics syllabus is the broadest possible, allowing students the chance to study mechanics, statistics and decision Mathematics alongside pure Mathematics modules. Students will begin to see the Mathematics used by Scientists, Engineers and Statisticians and will finish the course with an excellent foundation for studying a Mathematical subject at university.

Further Mathematics is an exciting course, challenging students to gain a real and worthwhile insight into subject.

Course Structure

For both AS and A Level Further Mathematics students will study pure mathematics and choose between options in Mechanics, Statistics, and discrete mathematics.

Assessment

AS Level Mathematics – 2 written papers, each of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

A Level Mathematics – 3 written papers, each of 2 hours.

University Pathways

33% of universities mention Further Mathematics as desirable or essential for entry to their Mathematics degree courses. For those universities in the Russell Group, this proportion is 65%.

Career Opportunities

Further Mathematics is listed as useful for: Actuarial Science/Studies, Aeronautical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences (including Medical Science), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computing, Dentistry, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering (General), Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Optometry (Ophthalmic Optics), Physics and Veterinary Science.