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Further Mathematics at The Regis School

Course description

This course is particularly aimed at students with a love of Mathematics and a desire to extend and deepen their knowledge of the subject; it will provide a serious and genuine challenge but also great rewards.

Course content

A-level Further Mathematics consists of two strands: compulsory content and optional content

Compulsory content

This focuses on extending the skills encountered in the pure components of the A-level Mathematics course and developing techniques which are key building blocks of University Mathematics, Science and Engineering degrees.

Optional content

Options can be taken from a variety of areas:

• Further Pure

• Further Statistics

• Further Mechanics

• Decision Mathematics

Entry requirements

To be considered for the course we will require a minimum of an 8 in GCSE Mathematics (Students who do attain a 7 will only be considered under exceptional circumstances)

Please note that Further Mathematics may only be taken along with Mathematics


The assessment consists of 4 exams which are taken at the end of year 13.

Paper 1 Further Pure Mathematics 1

Paper 2 Further Pure Mathematics 2

Paper 3 Option (Chosen from the list above)

Paper 4 Option (Chosen from the list above)

Each paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long and they are equally weighted (75 marks each)

Future opportunities

Whilst generally not a prerequisite for degree studies it is undoubtedly true that being able to offer A-level Further Mathematics is seen as highly desirable by most Universities. Students who undertake degree courses with a high mathematical content will find that this A-level certainly smooths the transition to University studies and that they have an advantage over those students without it.

Careers in which Maths is useful or essential include Engineering, Education, Banking and Finance, Architecture, Graphic Design, Web Design, Market Research, Quantity Surveying, Games Design, Air Traffic Control, Flying and Telecommunications

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Regis School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017