Further Mathematics

Level 3

Qualification: A Level

Duration: 2 years

What will I study?

This course involves studying Further Mathematics alongside A-level Mathematics. In Further Mathematics you will study the following topics;

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.

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. 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 £67.


You will sit three two-hour examinations at the end of year 2 for Further Mathematics, in addition to the three two-hour examinations you will sit for A-level Mathematics.

Entry Criteria

Minimum average GCSE score required 5. Grade 7 Maths.

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.


Data Analyst, Computer Programmer, Engineering, Accountancy, Actuary and Stockbroker.

Further Maths

Check out our Culture Vulture link to see what takes your interest.

Maths Culture Vulture

Flying start

Click the link and have a go at our 10-week learning plan to get you off to the best start.

Further Maths Welcome

A Level Further Maths Flying Start 2021

Course Overview

Follow the link to see an introduction to the course, identifying what you will study with us in the first few months and what you might already know.

Further Mathematics Course Overview