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Further Mathematics A Level at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

The Further Maths course is for those who love Maths and want to use it as a major part of their degree course. Students who choose Further Maths also take Maths A Level and they often find that it is not as much work as studying two separate A Levels as there is significant overlap. As with Maths A Level, at its core is the development of a logical mind that prepares you for whatever you want to do in life.

Course content

Over the two year course, you'll study some Pure Maths modules, which may include many new topics such as: complex/imaginary numbers, matrices, proof by induction, differential equations and polar coordinates. Alongside these, you will also choose some Applied Maths modules, which build on the options studied at A Level: statistics, mechanics and decisions and discrete Maths. You will need a total of six modules in addition to the six required for A Level Maths; the particular choices will be finalised once the group has been formed.

Entry requirements

At least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths. Students who have enjoyed their Mathematics at Key Stage 4 and have gained an A grade at Maths GCSE would be appropriate for this course. You must also study A Level Mathematics.


The course is assessed through examination and coursework.

Future opportunities

Further Maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences or Computing at university but is accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry to almost any career or degree course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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