Further Mathematics is taught alongside A Level Maths 

Further Mathematics is an AS/A-level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in AS/A-level Maths. Any student considering a degree in a maths rich subject such as engineering, sciences, computing, finance or economics should seriously consider Further Maths.   

Why Further Mathematics? 

There are many reasons - a few are:
  • Students taking Further Mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating and empowering experience.
  • For someone who enjoys Mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and more sophisticated mathematical concepts.
  • It enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the university and employment market.
  • Some prestigious university courses will only accept students with Further Mathematics on Maths-based degrees.
  • Studying Further Maths boosts students' performance in AS/A-level Mathematics.
  • 33% of all universities mention Further Maths as desirable or essential for a Mathematics degree and for those universities in the Russell Group, this proportion is 65% (May 2012).
  • Many universities are now encouraging students to take Further Maths if they wish to study Maths-related subjects such as engineering, sciences, computing or technology. 

Any special requirements?

To study Further Mathematics you need to have obtained at least a grade 8 at GCSE.

What will I study?  

AS -

Further Pure 1
Mechanics 1
Mechanics 2 

A2 -

Further Pure 2
Statistics 2 / Mechanics 3
Decision 2
A further applied unit (either Statistics 1 or Decision 1) dependent on the applied unit studied for AS Mathematics.

By the end of the A-level you will have covered all of the applied units, covering all the options required for maths-related degree courses. 

Further information

If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Course Leader of Further Mathematics, Mrs S Martin at:

Queens Road West
T 01254 232 992
F 01254 355 215

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