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Further Mathematics

Course Overview
Course type

A level and AS level

Course length

A level: two years AS level 1 year (further maths is a fourth subject)

Required qualifications

You will need to have averaged grade B in the majority of your GCSEs, including grades 7-9 in mathematics. You must also be taking A level Mathematics. It is important that you love maths and want to study maths, economics, physics or engineering at university.

Further Mathematics is designed to enable you to study a wide range of options in pure mathematics, mechanics, statistics, and decision mathematics. You will develop methods that will help you solve problems across a wide range of contexts, including Engineering, Computer Science and Economics.


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The course will focus on
  • pure mathematics (including higher levels of calculus)
  • complex numbers and matrices
  • advanced statistics and mechanics
  • decision and discrete mathematics
On the course you will
  • explore and investigate mathematical theorems and ideas in more detail
  • Please note: This is a challenging A level which you are strongly advised to research well before choosing as one of your subject options. You need to be passionate about Mathematics and you must have strong algebraic skills.

Further Mathematics is designed to enable you to study a wide range of options in pure mathematics, mechanics, statistics, and decision mathematics. You will develop methods that will help you solve problems across a wide range of contexts, including Engineering, Computer Science and Economics.


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  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
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Method of assessment

There are two exams for AS further maths at the end of the first year or three assessments at the end of the second year.

Further Mathematics is designed to enable you to study a wide range of options in pure mathematics, mechanics, statistics, and decision mathematics. You will develop methods that will help you solve problems across a wide range of contexts, including Engineering, Computer Science and Economics.


More courses like this:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

What will I be able to progress to?

AS/A level Further Mathematics fits well with almost any combination of subjects and offers progression opportunities to a range of degrees or careers. If you are considering a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science as well as Economics at a highly competitive university, you are strongly advised to study Further Mathematics to at least AS-level. Please note that Further Mathematics is not suitable for students intending to study medicine at university.
AS-level Further Mathematics is becoming an increasingly recommended fourth subject at Russell Group universities.

Further Mathematics is designed to enable you to study a wide range of options in pure mathematics, mechanics, statistics, and decision mathematics. You will develop methods that will help you solve problems across a wide range of contexts, including Engineering, Computer Science and Economics.

Other Information

You can opt to study AS-level Further Mathematics in your second year.


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