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Are you applying to study A Level Mathematics and keen to deepen your knowledge and understanding of this topic? Do you have a genuine love and passion for Mathematics as a subject, and want to benefit from being able to study this as a fourth qualification? Then A Level Further Mathematics could be for you!

You can opt to study this qualification as both a full A Level and as an AS Level (fourth option only). Students studying this subject will explore new and ever more sophisticated concepts, deepening your knowledge and skills.

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway and a grade 7 in GCSE Maths.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.


Recommended as a 4th A level subject, but if applying for this subject as part of a 3 A level programme, your interviewer will discuss this further with you, including evaluating your overall GCSE profile.


Topics include:

  • Algorithms and computational maths
  • Algebraic proof
  • Complex numbers
  • Matrices
  • Summation of series
  • Vector geometry
  • Differential equations


Educate, Enrich, Enlighten

Further Mathematics sees you taking your understanding of concepts to new heights, challenging your views of the world. Our passionate subject specialists share your interest for this subject. HNC has strong links to specialist departments, and during your studies you’ll have access to speakers that expand your horizons.

As a Further Mathematics student you will very likely be part of our XL programme. This will see you challenge your views of the world, and build your cultural capital via a variety of trips, visits and guest speakers.

Our teachers are subject specialists and experts in their field – many of our staff hold masters and PhDs. We are proud of the exceptional experience on offer inside and outside of the classroom.

Our light airy classrooms provide an exceptional space to study and learn. Our staff host regular drop ins to stretch and challenge your knowledge and skills.

Studying A Level Further Mathematics is a stimulating experience inside and outside of the classroom and you can expect a range of trips, visits and inspiring guest speakers which grow your subject knowledge and build your cultural capital. Students enjoy opportunities such as:

  • Taking part in the Senior Maths and Cipher Challenge, reaching the finals of these prestigious national competitive events
  • Visiting guest lecturers and speakers
  • The chance to become a STEM Ambassador
  • Opportunity to stretch and challenge your subject knowledge in our Maths GYM
  • Visit to the Maths inspiration conference

The assessment is 100% examination.

Due to the skills, knowledge and qualities you will develop students who have studied Further Mathematics are valued highly by world leading universities and employers – Maths is often described as a subject that opens countless doors!

Please note that A Level Further Mathematics will always be studied alongside A Level Mathematics. These are two separate subjects. We usually recommend that Further Mathematics is studied as a fourth subject. If you wish to only study three A Levels to include A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics this will be discussed with your interviewer in terms of considerations for degree level study.

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We normally recommend that A Level Further Mathematics is studied as a 4th A Level subject. However, if you are applying for this as part of a three A Level programme your interviewer will discuss this further with you. Please note that students applying to study this subject will always be studying A Level Mathematics also. This is your opportunity to deepen and extend the concepts you will study

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