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Further Maths A Level at Cromwell Community College

Course description

Opting to study AS further mathematics is making a choice to work towards an additional and much sought after qualification in mathematics. In order to follow this path, you will need to take A-Level mathematics as well as further mathematics. If you are planning to study mathematics at university further mathematics will be a major advantage. It is a course for those with a strong interest in mathematics with a proven track record of mathematical ability and excellent work ethic.

The course follows similar lines to the A-Level course which is a mixture of pure and applied modules. The course is challenging but extremely rewarding.


Course content

All students must study compulsory modules over the two years covering in depth the concepts of pure maths; covering a wider range of algebraic concepts such as matrices, complex numbers, proof by induction, hyperbolic functions, multivariable calculus, vectors and Markov chains and much more. These have been set in context of the following modules:

  • Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • Mathematical problem solving
  • Mathematical modelling


Two additional modules also need to be taken, Cromwell Community College offer:

  • Statistics (covering for example: discrete and random variables, Poisson distribution, Chi tests for association, exponential distribution)
  • Mechanics (covering for example: dimensional analysis, momentum and collisions, circular motions, centre of mass and moments)

Entry requirements

You will need at least a grade 7 in GCSE Maths and will need to be taking A-Level Mathematics


All units are of equal weighting and are assessed by two one and a half hour exams at the end of the two years.


Future opportunities

Further Maths is required by some Universities for students wishing to study Mathematics or related subjects at degree level, such as Physics.

Jobs that require a knowledge of Further Mathematics include banking, accountants, teachers, engineers and people working in finance.

Further information

For Further Information, please contact:

Mrs R Morgan

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 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years