Further Mathematics

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Exam board: AQA

If you are considering a career in mathematics or have a passion for the subject then this could be the course for you.

(AS Level further mathematics can be taken but only as a fourth subject)

Who is it for?

Very able mathematicians with a desire to extend their mathematics beyond the scope of the A Level course.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the general entrance requirements, the department requires at least grade 7 at GCSE mathematics and can only be taken together with mathematics A level.

Course content

A variety of challenging topics including:

  • Complex numbers
  • The Structure of Mathematics
  • Matrices
  • Differential equations
  • Discrete mathematics
  • And many applied units

Weekly commitment

Approximately five hours classwork, plus a minimum of five hours homework.


An examination is taken at the end of Year 12 that involves two separate papers. There is an option to certificate at this point if you are studying 4 A levels. If you continue with further maths into year 13, then three further papers will be sat at the end to achieve the full A level qualification.

Additional Costs

A scientific calculator with the ability to perform statistical analysis is essential. We recommend Casio fx-991EX Classwiz. Graphic calculators will be useful but are not necessary for the course.

Career Prospects

Mathematics at this level is highly recommended for courses in higher education in the field of mathematics. It is also supportive of physical sciences.

For further information, contact:

Mr S Stevens, Head of Mathematics