Further Maths AS/A Level

Further Maths AS/A Level

The Further Maths course builds on concepts studied in A-level Maths as well as branching out in other directions. Further Maths topics include complex numbers, matrices, hyperbolic functions and differential equations.

It is possible for A level Maths students to take Further Maths AS in their second year.

Students are strongly advised to take this course if they wish to study Maths or certain Engineering courses at university.

Students will be encouraged to take part in individual and team Maths challenges at various times throughout the course. We also take students to a Maths lecture day, giving them the opportunity to hear about some current mathematical developments and applications.

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths is required, but an 8 or 9 is strongly recommended. In order to study Further Maths you must also be studying Maths. A keen interest in Maths is vital!
The course is assessed through a set of final examinations.
Many of our Further Maths students go on to study Maths at university. Others often go on to study topics with a mathematical content. These include Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Finance, Economics and Business. It is possible to do a Maths degree without having studied Further Maths although most universities will prefer students to have studied Further to at least AS level.