What do I need?

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including English Language and a minimum of a 7 in Mathematics. Student must also be taking A Level Mathematics in order to study Further Mathematics.

Why Study A Level Further Mathematics?

Students taking Further Mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating and empowering experience. For someone who enjoys maths, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts. The course enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the university and employment market, and makes the transition to a mathematics-rich university course easier.

What will I study?

The Further Mathematics course includes the following topics: 

  • Complex numbers
  • Hyperbolic functions
  • Series and sequences
  • Matrices
  • Proof
  • Differential equations
  • Polar
  • Cartesian equations.
  • Vectors


Where can the subject lead?

Taking Further Mathematics at A Level can lead to degree courses where there is a high mathematical content such as Mathematics, Science subjects, Engineering and Financial qualifications. Students who take Further Mathematics progress to a range of careers including Actuarial work, Engineering, Statistical work and many forms of Research.

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