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A Level Further Mathematics

Exam Board: Edexcel

Level of study: Level 3

Length of course: 2 years

Entry requirements: General  entry requirements  plus  Grade 8 in Mathematics at GCSE

 What will you study?

What is Further Mathematics? Further Mathematics is an AS or A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the Mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. Further Mathematics is taken alongside an AS or A level in Mathematics.

Further Mathematics from 2017: A level Further Mathematics  - For A level Further Mathematics you take 6     additional units, two of which are Further Pure Mathematics units and the other four could be all application units, such as Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics, or a combination of Further Pure and Applied units.

AS level Further Mathematics is designed to be learnt alongside AS level Mathematics in Year 12, or taken up as a new AS subject alongside A2 Mathematics in Year 13.

For AS level Further Mathematics you take 3 additional units, one of which is a Further Pure Mathematics unit and the other two are often two application units, such as Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics.

Course Structure for A and AS level Mathematics and Further Mathematics


Why Study Further Mathematics? It will make the transition from sixth form to university courses which are  mathematically rich that much easier as more of the first year course content will be familiar. If you are planning to take a degree such as Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Finance/Economics, etc., or perhaps Mathematics   itself, you will benefit enormously from taking Further Mathematics, at least to AS level .