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Mathematics (Further) A-Level at Seevic College

Course description

This course is taken in addition to Maths and specialises in introducing more abstract areas of mathematical investigation – it’s not for the faint of heart!

You will learn about √(-1), matrix theory, numerical approximations and differential equations – an advanced calculus topic.

In addition, you will expand your study of applied Maths into mechanics; learning how to model motion, projectile motion, vectors and collisions. 

Course content

Maths (Further) can only be taken alongside Maths (Single). Students study a range of topics from a broad range of areas of mathematics, including matrices, differential equations, complex numbers and decision maths. 

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

  • Average point score of 5.3, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths. 

    If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Grade A/8 or above in GCSE Maths.
  • Grade A/7 will be considered in exceptional circumstances.


This course is assessed by examinations; you will sit four 90-minute examinations at the end of the second year. The exams are called Core Pure Mathematics 1, Core Pure Mathematics 2, Further Pure Mathematics and Decision Mathematics 1. 

Financial information

Students will need to purchase a scientific calculator for approximately £7.

Future opportunities

If you plan to study Maths at degree level it will be advantageous to study this subject in addition to Maths (Single). It’s also particularly useful if you are interested in studying subjects like as Engineering or Actuarial Sciences at university.

Former student success

Many Further Maths students have gone on to study Mathematics at Russell Group Universities. The department has also sent students to study Maths at Cambridge consistently in recent years.

Further information

There is an annual enrichment trip to the University of London, where you may attend a lecture on Maths in Action. There are further opportunities for enrichment such as the Maths Challenge and Team Maths Challenge in which all students can compete. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2018
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