What does it involve?
To reinforce our commitment to support all our students’ ambitions, we also offer the Further Mathematics A-level, which may be required for some university courses. This course allows students to develop their understanding of the subject to a far greater level, thus more fully preparing students for university subject choices with a heavy mathematical content. Students study two mandatory Pure Mathematics modules and then choose two further modules from a selection of Statistics, Mechanics and Pure Mathematics. Further Mathematics must be studied in addition to Mathematics A-level and cannot be selected as a standalone subject.
How is it assessed?
This takes the form of four 90-minute examination papers, which are equally weighted and taken at the end of the two-year course.
Which skills or qualifications do I need?
A good pass in GCSE Mathematics is required to study Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-level and any student wishing to study Mathematics A-level is encouraged to speak to the Head of Department.
University or employment prospects?
Further Mathematics may be a required A-level for some university courses, for example, Engineering or Mathematics. The advanced level of knowledge and skill developed during the course can also strengthen students’ performance in occupations with a heavy mathematical content, such as Actuarial Sciences, high-level Statistician work or any environment which demands advanced mathematical skills.