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Further Maths AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

Further Maths is arguably the most challenging A-Level course in this country, and is designed for students with elite mathematical abilities. In addition to ability, the ideal candidates possess an incredible work ethic.  Working towards a Further Maths A-level often boosts students’ marks in the standard Maths A-level due to the additional time attributed to studying mathematics.

 In addition, Further Maths equips students with essential, advanced mathematical skills required for the first year of maths-related degrees, which is why universities often favour this particular qualification. Students wishing to attend university will benefit greatly from this course; it requires a large proportion of independent study and dedication.

Course content

Alderbrook also offers the Further Maths A Level (AQA 6360 specification). This course is designed for elite mathematicians and covers several aspects of maths that are taught at University level, such as matrices and differential equations.

The course consists of 4 Pure modules and 3 further modules consisting of Statistics, Decision and Mechanics. 

Entry requirements

Minimum grade A* in GCSE Maths and to be also studying A Level Maths.



Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Maths include:

Computer science, engineering, accounting, economics, architecture, actuarial mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, sports science.



Possible careers

Medicine, science, actuary, architecture, game designers, engineering, IT and computing, automotive, biosciences, financial Services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years