Further Maths

If you choose to study this course, you will have a strong passion for mathematics and enjoy the pursuit of problem-solving for the simplicity of further developing your mathematical strength.

Further Maths provides an insight into abstract branches of mathematics and forms a smooth transition to students who are considering further study of Mathematics or Science at university.

The applied content on this course can be an extension of Mechanics or Statistics or can focus on Decision Mathematics. Further Maths is designed to enhance your capability of problem-solving and is a most highly regarded A Level.

Entry Requirements

Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics (taken in Year 13) 
2 x Grade 7 in GCSE Science OR 7-7 in GCSE Combined Science

What will I study?

  • Pure and algebraic mathematics
  • Matrices
  • Complex numbers
  • Calculus
  • Hyperbolic functions

How will I be assessed?

This is a one-year AS course taken up in Year 13.

This is an extra course on top of your three A-levels, with exams taking place in the summer of Year 13.

There are two calculator papers - Core Pure and an Option Paper.

Further Education and Careers in Further Maths

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Careers which require a Further Maths qualification include:

  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Astronomer
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Software Engineer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Statistician