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Further Mathematics A Level (Edexcel) at Tower Hamlets College

Course description

This is our most prestigious Maths course! You need to be really enthusiastic about Maths, and enjoy hard work, tackling complex problems to fully benefit from studying Further Maths. This course will enhance your understanding of Maths, and give you the skills and confidence needed to take a University Maths degree.

AS Further Maths has 3 modules: Further Pure 1, which consists of complex numbers, vectors, matrix algebra and further calculus, and Statistics 1 and 2.

In your A2 year you will take Further Pure 2 and Further Pure 3, together with Decision Maths (For more details of Statistics and Decision Maths see A Level Maths). Altogether, you will end up taking 12 Maths modules over the 2 years, and should be spending 10 hours per week on Maths homework!

Taking Maths and Further Maths is a strong combination, and both are classed by the top universities as facilitating subjects, which means they will help you progress to competitive courses such as Medicine, Aeronautical Engineering, Physics and Economics as well as to Maths degrees. Many universities will make you a better offer if they see you are studying Further Maths.

The East London Further Maths Centre is based here, at Tower Hamlets College, and we have a lot of experience of supporting learners in taking their Maths further. If you want to progress to a Maths degree we will support you to take STEP papers and prepare for interviews at the best universities.


Course content

  • Complex numbers, vectors, matrix algebra, calculus and statistics
  • Decision Maths

Entry requirements

  • Grade A or above in GCSE Maths
  • You must also be taking A level Maths
  • Further Maths is usually taken as one of 4 A level subjects
  • You must have at least 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and Maths producing an average point score of 42 and at least one B grade in a written subject.

Future opportunities

  • University to study courses such as Maths, Economics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, Physics or Medicine
  • Work or internships in financial organisations
  • A wide range of careers including engineering, science and health, economics and business

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tower Hamlets College directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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