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Further Maths A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

Further Maths extends and develops the A-Level Maths course and is for anyone who wants to pursue a degree course or career in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or a related subject.

Universities value this qualification very highly and you will gain a head start in your undergraduate studies.


Course content

This course covers a range of topics including:

  • Matrix algebra
  • Complex numbers
  • Differential equations
  • Further calculus
  • Functions and co-ordinate systems


Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C including Maths at grade A or above from a higher tier paper.

In addition, you will need an average GCSE points score of B (6.0) or above.



You’ll be taught through a combination of theory and active collaboration. You will get opportunities to present your own ideas and take an active part in finding elegant and interesting solutions to mathematical problems.

Future opportunities

A-level Further Maths is an excellent qualification for continuing the study of Mathematics at university and can lead to a rewarding career in finance, engineering, economics or a wide range of other industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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