A Level Further Mathematics
Full time course
The Further Maths course is largely for those who want to pursue mathematics at degree level. Students who choose further maths also take the maths A-level as there is significant overlap between the two. Over the two year course, you will study some pure maths modules, which may include many new topics, such as complex/imaginary numbers, matrices, proof by induction, differential equations and polar coordinates. Further maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study mathematics, engineering, physical sciences or computing at university but is accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry to almost any career or degree course.
What will I study?
Over the two year course, you'll study some Pure Maths modules, which may include many new topics such as: complex/imaginary numbers, matrices, proof by induction, differential equations and polar coordinates. Alongside these, you will also choose some Applied Maths modules, which build on the options studied at A Level: statistics, mechanics and decisions and discrete Maths. You will need a total of six modules in addition to the six required for A Level Maths; the particular choices will be finalised once the group has been formed.
What do I need to join?
To join the full time A Level Programme you need at least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–5 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.
In addition for A Level Further Maths you need grade 9-7 at Maths GCSE. You must also study A Level Mathematics.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
You will learn through a mixture of discussion and written work. Much of the learning will be supported with the use of ICT for modelling and graphical representations.
How will I know how I am doing?
The course is assessed through examination and coursework.
Are there any extra costs?
You may be expected to purchase a text book.
What can I do next?
Further Maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences or Computing at university but is accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry to almost any career or degree course.