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Further Mathematics A Level

Level                                3

Qualification                   A Level

Duration                          2 years 


What will I study?

This course involves doing A Level Mathematics in the first year, followed by A Level Further Mathematics in the second year.  In the first year you will study the topics listed under A Level Mathematics and the second year includes the topics listed below:

Complex numbers, matrices, proof, conic sections, series expansions, polar co-ordinates, hyperbolic functions, further calculus and vectors.  In addition you will study further applied topics from Statistics and Decision Mathematics.

Progression to the second year of the course will be dependent upon achievement in the examinations at the end of year 1.

Support is also provided for students preparing to take STEP or AEA papers where required for entry to university.


Study Visits

Students will be able to enter the UK Maths Challenge and will have the opportunity to attend a 'Mathematics Inspiration' roadshow.  We also enter teams for the UK Maths Team Challenge and Pop Maths Quiz in Sheffield.



A graphical calculator is essential; the purchase of a suitable model with the required probability distributions will be organised through the Maths department at a discounted rate of approximately £80.



You will sit three 2 hour examinations at the end of year 1 to obtain your A-level in Mathematics, and another three 2 hour examinations at the end of year 2 to obtain your A-level in Further Mathematics.

Entry Criteria

Grade 7 Maths.

Minimum average GCSE score required 5.


Useful Supporting Courses

A course for able mathematicians, which can only be taken in addition to Mathematics A Level. It is essential for studying Mathematics at Oxford and Cambridge.

Valuable support for Physics, other sciences, Economics, Engineering and Computing.


Engineering, Accountancy, Actuary and Stockbroker.