Further Mathematics

A-Level Further Mathematics

Did You Know?

Sixth formers who take Further Maths have higher average earnings at age 24 than any other A-level.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board





For the full A-Level, students sit three two-hour exams at the end of the second year:
Paper 1: Pure Maths
Paper 2: Pure Maths
Paper 3: Mechanics and Discrete

As well as this, students will be entered for AS-Level Further Maths at the end of Year 1:
Paper 1: Pure Maths
Paper 2: Mechanics and Discrete

To find out more about A-Level Further Maths, click here.

What do I need to study this course?

You will need GCSE Maths at grade 7 or above as part of a strong GCSE profile, and a graphical calculator which can be purchased from the College.

What will I study?

This course is ideal for those who are particularly interested in mathematics, are highly competent with algebraic manipulation and are considering Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Actuarial Science degrees. You will study topics in further pure mathematics and the applied areas of mechanics and discrete mathematics. Students will sit the AS examination at the end of one year and then the full A-level exam at the end of two years.

What next?

A number of A-level Further Maths students go on to study a mathematical course at university such as Maths, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Physics. Some prestigious universities require students to have studied A-level Further Maths to be accepted on to the courses mentioned.

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