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Further Mathematics*

A Level Further Mathematics is a challenging qualification that extends knowledge and understanding beyond A Level Mathematics. Mathematically rich university courses such as Mathematics, Engineering, Finance, Computing or the Sciences look favourably upon, and sometimes require, a Further Mathematics qualification. Students considering these options should strongly consider Further Mathematics, especially those students thinking about studying a fourth A Level.

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Subject specific entry requirement: Standard Sixth Form entry +  Grade 7 in GCSE Maths

(Must be studied alongside A Level Mathematics)

Qualification: A Level
Topics and areas covered:
  • Pure Mathematics: complex numbers, matrices, differential equations
  • Statistics and Mechanics studied in more depth than at A-level
  • Discrete Mathematics: networks, computer algorithms, game theory
Future career path:

Further Mathematics is particularly valuable to STEM professions. Studying it will set you apart from the crowd. Examples of career possibilities include:

  • Mathematician!
  • Engineer (Aeronautical, Environmental, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, …)
  • Astronaut
  • Financial adviser
  • Data analyst
  • Scientist
  • Meteorologist
  • Cryptographer (a.k.a. Spy)
Examination information: 100% exam; three papers taken at the end of Year 13
Additional information:

We are really proud of the take up for UKMT National Challenge competitions at A Level. We also support weekly sessions after school as well as trips to Universities. 

What our students say: 

  • “It allowed me to do more of what I love. It also helps me understand normal maths better.”
  • “I wanted to do the extra parts of maths and more advanced parts to challenge myself”
  • “Further maths class is very small and we help each other out”
  • “I decided to study Further Maths because I am considering studying maths at university, but also because I love it as a subject and want to expand my knowledge as much as possible.”
  • “The teachers have been brilliant and very supportive, there is an amazing atmosphere in class”