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A2 Further Mathematics - Academic Pathway at Furze Platt Senior School

Course description

An Academic Pathway Subject - A level Further Mathematics is highly suitable for those students who have performed particularly well at Maths GCSE, enjoy the subject and are committed to learning new concepts. Students must also be studying A level Mathematics.  Universities look upon Mathematics favourably and consider it to be excellent preparation for many courses and future careers.

A 2 year linear A Level course covering 50% Further Pure Mathematics and 50% Applied Mathematics.

Course content

The course further develops the ideas studied at A level and introduces new concepts. Half of the course is Pure Mathematics and half is made up of two equally weighted applied modules:  Further Statistics 1; Further Mechanics 1 or Decision Maths 1.


Entry requirements

An average of B- 'Attainment 8' score (largely equivalent to 4 B grades and 4 C grades) across 8 highest GCSEs including English & a grade 8 in GCSE Maths


There will be four equally weighted written examinations at the end of Year 13, each 1 hr 30 min in duration – Further Pure 1; Further Pure 2 and 2 applied papers.  Calculators can be used in all assessments.

Future opportunities

Further Maths is highly regarded by universities and employers. Students who study Further Maths may go on to study degree courses in Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Physics, Business Studies, Computer Sciences and Mechanical Engineering, to name just a few. Potential career opportunities are extremely widespread, from Business and Finance through to Therapy Professionals!

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Bristow, Sixth Form Administrator on  or on 01628 625308, extension 146.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: ACFMA17
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