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A Level: Further Mathematics at De Lisle College

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Further Mathematics is an A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. Further Mathematics is taken alongside an A level in Mathematics.

"We need to increase further the numbers studying maths and further maths in order to meet the skills challenges ahead. Demand for jobs with Science, Engineering and Technology skills is set to grow by 2.4 million by 2014, all these jobs require maths skills. Highly numerate disciplines are in great demand from employers & young people with maths qualifications will find that their degrees can open doors to exciting & rewarding careers." A quote from Susan Anderson, Director HR Policy: CBI in 2014 which is still relevant in todays market.

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Further Mathematics will introduce you to some new and fascinating mathematical topics such as matrices & complex numbers. It will also help boost your performance in A level Mathematics.

What will I study?

A level Further Mathematics

This qualification is linear and you will sit all your exams at the end of the two-year course.

Candidates will take a Core Pure paper (50% of the total A level) and three further applied papers on Statistics, Mechanics and Modelling with Algorithms (each 16 2/3% of the total A level.)

Entry requirements

To be accepted into De Lisle College Sixth Form students need to achieve 4 grade 4's and 2 grade 5's. A minimum of grade 4 in English and Maths is recommended.

Additionally, this subject requires:

Minimum grade 7 in GCSE Maths.

Students MUST also sign up to do GCE Mathematics A level.


For more information please visit the De Lisle Sixth Form curriculum website.

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Future opportunities

Further Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded & welcomed by universities and indeed some prestigious courses require you to have a Further Mathematics qualification and others may adjust their grade requirements more favourably for students taking Further Mathematics.

Further Mathematics will also smooth the transition to university courses that are mathematically rich — these include Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Business & Economics and many more.

Further information

The College holds an ‘Into the Sixth Form Evening’ in November, where prospective students can find out more about the course. Otherwise further information on this course can be obtained by contacting De Lisle.


Applications can be made online via the De Lisle Sixth Form website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Lisle College directly.

Last updated date: 07 October 2018
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