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Maths and Further Maths A Level at Aylesbury High School

Course description

Why study Maths or Further Maths?

Mathematics is a very satisfying subject, challenging and enjoyable for its own sake. An understanding of Mathematics is at the heart of every modern industry and science. Mathematical competence is an essential component in physical sciences, technology, business and Medicine. In today’s world, Mathematics has an important role in providing the key skills needed in many different careers. It provides a logical approach and intellectual rigour that contribute to an ability to solve a wide variety of problems.

For able students who have an enthusiasm for Mathematics and enjoy its challenge, there is the opportunity to study for another A Level in Further Mathematics. This involves studying a further 4 modules and statistics show that doing Further Mathematics boosts your A Level Mathematics grade.


Course content


In Year 12, students will study elements of three key areas of Mathematics: Pure Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, and Mechanics.

In Year 13, students will develop a broader and deeper appreciation of the three key areas of Mathematics studied in Year 12.

Further Mathematics

In Year 12, we will develop students’ understanding of Pure Mathematics and delve further into Discrete, Statistics and/or Mechanics to complement and enhance the understanding gained from the Mathematics.

In Year 13, the topics from Year 12 will be explored in greater depth and new concepts introduced as well as the possibility of delving even deeper in the mysterious world of advanced pure mathematics.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.

Grade 8 in GCSE to study Further Mathematics.


Mathematics A Level: 3 x 2 hour papers

Further Mathematics A Level: 4 x 1½ hour papers

Financial information

A Casio Classwiz fx-991EX calculator is essential for the course approx. £25.

A graphical calculator is not essential but you may wish to purchase one, approximate cost is £100 (Casio CG50 or CG20)

Further information

All students are given the chance to participate in the Senior Maths Challenge and the Senior Team Maths Challenge.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 November 2018

Key information

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