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Further Mathematics

Level: AS/A level Examination board: Edexcel Specification: Linear

Further Mathematics A level is studied with Mathematics A level and provides a double A level qualification in Mathematics.

Generally, students will complete their Mathematics A level in the first year of study and the Further Mathematics in their second year.

The course consists of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Decision at a higher level of complexity than the standard Mathematics A level.

Opportunities beyond the classroom

Students are afforded the opportunity to take part in both regional and national Mathematic Challenges generally held at a local university.

Course requirements (GCSE grades/interests)

This course is designed for mathematically able students who have both an interest and natural fluency for mathematics and have achieved a grade 8/9 in their GCSE Mathematics examination or equivalent.


A level students are assessed by examination only and sit three two hour papers at the end of the second year.

Higher education courses linked to the subject

It is aimed at those students who wish to go on to either study Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Computing or any subject with significant mathematical content at University.

Careers linked to the subject

Students completing Further Mathematics at A level will normally follow careers in the engineering, financial, computing or educational sectors.

We selected Further Maths because we love solving difficult algebra-based problems because it helps to develop logic. We enjoy the breadth of subjects studied including Pure Maths, Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Making. These are particularly helpful in supporting our studies on other courses such as Computing and Physics. Martin and Xingchen

Get in touch

For more information contact the Head of Department.

Name: Ms Gwyn Els