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Further Mathematics A level at Allerton Grange School

Course description

If you have enjoyed studying GCSE Maths, have an interest in Maths, Science or Engineering and enjoy the challenge of solving complex and exciting problems then you should seriously consider studying AS Level Further Maths.

Students with A-level Further Mathematics are in a significantly better position when it comes to Mathematics courses at university and in Mathematical professions.



Course content

  •   Pure mathematics content, making up at least 30% of  the AS level and 50% of the A level.
  •   The remainder of the content is made up of options which include:

v  Additional pure mathematics

v  Additional statistics and/or mechanics

v  Discrete / Decision Mathematics

More details can be found on the EDEXCEL website.

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis but subject areas have their own entry requirements. As a guide you will normally be expected to have achieved a minimum of the following:

Level 3 courses - a good range of GCSEs from grade 4 - 9 including a grade 4 in English and Maths or the equivalent at BTEC level.

Level 2 courses - 2 grade 3s at GCSE

Specific entry requirements for this course are as follows:

We would expect students to have achieved at least a grade 6 in GCSE Maths.


AS Further Maths Edexcel

Paper 1  1h30            Compulsory Pure

Paper 2  1h30            FP2, S1, M1, D1


A level Further Maths  Edexcel

Paper 1   1h30           Compulsory Pure

Paper 2   1h30           Compulsory Pure

Papers 3&4    1h30   

2 out of FP4/5, FP5/6, S2/3, S3/4,

M2/3, M3/4, D1, D2

Financial information

There are no costs associated with the course.

Future opportunities

Content covered by Further Maths A-level is applied in many degree courses including; Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Management, Economics, Business and Computer Science.

Business and industry suffer from a shortage of trained mathematicians at every level. Even an AS level in Further Maths shows how well you can apply your skills to an unfamiliar situation, exactly the type of person Universities and Employers are looking for.

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: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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