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Further Mathematics: A level linear, NO AS qualification at St Richard Reynolds Catholic College

Course description

What is it about?

Further Mathematics is a course which builds on the content of Mathematics and is particularly demanding. It is aimed at the more able mathematician and is a great asset for students who wish to study Mathematics, Science, Economics or a related subject at university.

Who does it suit?

Further Mathematics is a demanding but enjoyable course if you have a real passion for the subject. The intensity of this course requires a high level of commitment.


Course content

Over the course of two years you will study:

Overview for Pure Mathematics
Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Further Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors, Polar Co-ordinates, Hyperbolic Functions, Differential Equations

Further Mathematics 1

Decision Mathematics 1


In addition to timetabled lessons, this subject requires 4 - 6 hours of private study per week.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE Grade 5 - 9 including English Language and Mathematics

Subject specific:
GCSE Mathematics Grade 8


Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1
Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2
Paper 3: Further Mathematics 1
Paper 4: Decision Mathematics 1

Duration: each paper is 1.5 hours

% of A level: Each paper is worth 25% of the A level

There is no coursework affiliated to this course.

Future opportunities

After A levels, university is an obvious choice but not necessarily studying Mathematics itself. There is a vast range of higher education courses and other careers in which Mathematics plays an important part. These can include engineering, accountancy, actuarial work, astronomy, banking, economics, market research, meteorology and scientific careers to name but a few. If you plan to study Law, take up a career in computing or join the RAF then your A level in Further Mathematics could be an advantage.

Further information

Students will attend university lectures.

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: 13 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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