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Further Mathematics A level at Balcarras School

Course description

If there is sufficient demand, a full A-level in further mathematics will run; this has been possible in eight of the past ten years.

This option would suit good mathematicians wishing to broaden their mathematics repertoire - further maths, decision maths and statistics being on offer, complementing the pure and mechanics offered in single maths.

Students wishing to study engineering, physics or mathematics at university ought to consider this option very carefully. You may choose further maths as either a fourth or fifth AS subject.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved a good grade A at GCSE-level in mathematics. Students who have taken AO mathematics would be well suited to this course but this is not essential. Students choosing further maths must also choose maths with mechanics as one of their other A-level subjects.


Examination Board – Edexcel


Unit D1: Decision mathematics, 1 ½ hrs - 33.3% of AS

Unit D2: Decision mathematics, 1 ½ hrs - 33.3% of AS

Unit FP1: Further pure mathematics 1, 1 ½ hrs - 33.3% of AS


Unit FP2: Further pure mathematics 2, 1 ½ hrs - 16.7% of A-level

Unit S1: Statistics 1, 1 ½ hrs - 16.7% of A-level

Unit S2: Statistics 2, 1 ½ hrs - 16.7% of A-level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years