Further Mathematics

A Level

If you are applying to study A Level Mathematics and you’re keen to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the topic, A Level Further Mathematics is an excellent addition to your study programme. Further Mathematics will see you take your understanding of mathematical concepts to new heights, challenging your views of the world.

You can opt to study this qualification as both a full A Level, or as an AS Level (fourth option only), and for students hoping to move into STEM related careers, this qualification really can help you to stand out from the crowd and prepare you for higher level study.

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen Pathway along with a grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.

For more information about 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.

Your learning experience

Topics include:

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

An enriching experience

As a Further Mathematics student you will of course benefit from all the enrichment opportunities available to students studying A Level Mathematics, as studying this is a requirement for this course. We therefore recommend that you review the course information for A Level Mathematics in full.

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

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 and our subject experts will ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to succeed highly. Many of our A Level Further Mathematics students also take part in our XL Programme, which provides you with unique and exceptional opportunities to support progression to world leading universities.

How will you be assessed?

This course is assessed via examination.

Where does it lead?

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!

There is a huge demand for Mathematicians, as demand for STEM experts is skyrocketing. There are of course many related fields at university, and our students commonly pursue degrees in areas such as Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering. However, the skills and knowledge you will gain will help to open up a world of opportunity – one of the core skills you will gain for example includes being able to think quickly and logically. Our A Level Mathematics information showcases some of the careers and degrees you may go on to study.

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Good to Know
A Level Further Mathematics will always be studied alongside A Level Mathematics- they are two separate subjects, and 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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