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Further Maths at Adams' Grammar School

Course description

Students with a particularly strong interest in and aptitude for Mathematics are encouraged to take a second A Level in further Maths.  It offers students an excellent opportunity to study a great deal of more demanding pure mathematics modules and some additional applied modules in Mechanics and Statistics.

Course content

The course complements and builds upon the A level Mathematics course.
Topics such as complex numbers, matrices, more advanced proof, solution of first and second order differential calculus, Maclaurin and Taylor series, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions, reduction formulae and vector equations for planes are amongst the additional pure material covered.
Also students develop their understanding of applied Mathematics to a much greater degree than those only studying Mathematics A level.

Entry requirements

For Further Mathematics an A* at GCSE is expected. we also prefer students to have taken either the Free standing Additional Mathematics qualification or to have previously studied some AS Level Mathematics in Year 11.

Students taking Further mathematics must also take mathematics at A level.


The exam board is Edexcel. Syllabus Further Mathematics AS/A2 Level GCE Code: 8372/9372
Four modules are taken in summer of Lower Sixth year: FP1, M1, M2, S2
Four modules taken in Upper Sixth year: FP2, FP3, M3, M4 (D1, S3 are optional).

There is no coursework.

Future opportunities

Progression to a wide range of Higher Education and Degree courses.  See the outline under Mathematics. 

Further information

Please contact Head of Department Dr Burrows. Also refer to the edexcel website:

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Adams' Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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