Why choose this subject?

Further Mathematics is essential for many higher education courses and careers. This course has been designed alongside deliverers of higher education to ensure it gives students the best possible chance to progress and realise their potential. This will stretch and challenge even the most able mathematicians to prepare for a career in the STEM subject areas.

Students will also build skills in mathematical thinking, reasoning and communication. How will this subject be delivered? Further Mathematics is taught through theoretical lessons. Students will develop their problem solving and analytical skills as the course develops.

How is it assessed?

Assessment is by 3 exams, each 2 hours long. (100 marks each. Equal weighting to final mark.)
Paper 1: All core content.
Paper 2: All core content.
Paper 3: Optional discrete and statistics content.

Subject specific entry requirements

Minimum grade 7 at GCSE Mathematics.


The Further Maths Support Programme states: ‘For progression to many courses at university it is important to have strong mathematics skills. For most STEM degree courses A Level Mathematics is a requirement and AS or A Level Further Mathematics is often a preferred subject. AS Further Mathematics is accessible to most A Level Mathematics students. Having A Level Further Mathematics on your university application is a way to make it stand out.’

Additional costs relating to this course

You will need to own an A level specific scientific calculator and textbook.

Level: A LEVEL

Board: AQA