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A level Further Mathematics at Christ's School and Sixth Form

Course description


Further Mathematics requires the study of a further 6 units of work beyond the standard A Level.

It is particularly appropriate if you wish to study a mathematics related course at university; in many cases it may even be a pre-requisite.



Course content

As for A level Mathematics the course covers topics from core maths, mechanics, and statistics. The course covers the manipulation of algebra and the solving of harder equations. Students will begin to use differentiation for rates of changes and integration for areas under curves. They will be extending their knowledge of trigo-nometry and series. In the second year students will extend all their previous skills and be introduced to vectors and proof.

Mechanics is the study of motion and equilibrium of bodies, including forces and motion.

Statistics is the study of analysing and presenting data and probability.

Additionally, you will be introduced to new fields of study involving topics such as complex numbers, matrices and the polar co-ordinate system.

Entry requirements


GCSE Mathematics Grade A*

Or either of

GCSE Mathematics Grade A with a grade D or above in the OCR Additional Mathematics course, or similar

Or GCSE Mathematics Grade A along with reference/interview to assure aptitude and suitability for the course.




Year 12 : As and A2 Mathematics

•          Core 1 , 2, 3 & 4 Maths  along with Mechanics 1 & 2

Year 13

•          Further Pure Mathematics FP1 & FP2 are compulsory


•          4 additional modules chosen from either FP3,M3,M4, S1, OR  S2.

Future opportunities


The skills taught in A-level mathematics are essential for further study in areas such as engineering, economics, business, electronics, computing and design.


 If Mathematics or Medicine is to be studied at university, please read the individual university prospectus to discover if Further Mathematics at A2 is required.

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: 23 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS(1year) A2(2 years)
  • Number of planned places: 20