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Further Mathematics A Level 3

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


It provides a very good foundation for the study of Mathematics at a higher level, which is essential for further study in some Mathematical and Physical sciences, and desirable for many others including Physics, Engineering, Economics, Accountancy and Finance and Computer Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Philosophy, Architecture, Biology, Chemistry and Geology as well as Mathematics itself. Many top universities desire Further Maths at A-Level as a pre-requisite for studying maths based courses.


Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1

Complex Numbers


Roots of polynomials

Volumes of revolution

Matrix Algebra

Further vectors

Proof by induction

Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2

Further Complex Numbers

Further series

Further calculus

Polar coordinates

Hyperbolic functions

Differential equations

Paper 3: Further Pure Mathematics 1


Conic sections


Taylor Series

Methods in calculus

Numerical methods

Reducible differential equations

Paper 4: Further Mechanics 1

Momentum and impulse

Energy and Power

Elastic, springs and strings

Elastic collisions in one dimension

Elastic collisions in two dimensions



How will it be delivered?

Students are assessed in school using a variety of end of topic tests, end of unit tests and homework assignments. These are monitored closely and are linked to reporting, rewards and interventions


Entry requirements

Six 9-5 (A*-C) GCSE grades with at least four at grade 6 (B) including grade 6 in Mathematics and in other subjects to be studied at A level

It is expected that applicants will achieve at least a Level 7 in GCSE Mathematics with the ability to achieve a Level 8.

It can only be taken if students are also studying A level Mathematics

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Mathematics, related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer, Financial Adviser or Teacher. The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and financial sectors.


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