Further Mathematics

Is Further Mathematics the subject for you?

Further Mathematics is offered to those who achieve a grade A at GCSE.

Course content

You can choose to complete the full A level course consisting of 6 modules (2 Further Pure Maths and 4 Applied) or complete the AS level course consisting of 3 modules (1 Further Pure Maths and 2 Applied).

Methods of study

The study of Pure mathematics develops logical thinking and a systematic approach to problem solving. Most problems will focus on how the methods learnt can be applied in areas of engineering and computing. The use of graphical calculators will enhance students’ appreciation for the subject.

How will it be examined?

AS qualification will count towards the final grade of an A Level (Legacy).

Career opportunities

Those students who have studied an AS or A level in Further mathematics will have had the opportunity to study more applied mathematics modules than those with just the single A level mathematics. This highlights the worth of the Further mathematics qualification for those students who wish to study for mathematics, Physics and Engineering degrees at university. The study of Pure mathematics develops logical thinking and a systematic approach to problem solving - attributes which are highly valued in the workplace.