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Further Mathematics A Level at Coombeshead Academy

Course description

This course is written to complement A Level Mathematics. It is possible to study for
an AS in Further Mathematics that is no more “difficult” than the AS Mathematics.
The course has recently been modified to focus on broadening mathematical
knowledge rather than examining more difficult mathematics.
In order to certify for the A Level Further Mathematics students are required to study
at least two pure modules that are not part of the normal Mathematics A Level. It is
important to note that these are largely different as opposed to more difficult.
Students are also required to study two Applied modules from the pool of applied
modules that may be studied for either Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
It is possible to negotiate the modules of study should students have a specific
career plan.

Entry requirements

Grade A or A* at GCSE with Mathematics. Team discussion.


Three or six written papers at the end of Year 12 (AS) and the end of Year 13 (A2).

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics A Level allows students to develop a broader range of
understanding of mathematical concepts. This is recognised and welcomed by all
universities, who will regard Further Mathematics of equal weighting to any other A
If considering Mathematics at university many students will have studied Further
Mathematics before beginning their university education.
Moreover, Further Mathematics is a very valuable asset to an Engineering degree. A
number of Schools of Engineering will offer places based on just Mathematics and
Further Mathematics results.
If unsure, but just interested, the Further Mathematics course has been shown to
improve A Level Mathematics grades, and introduces many interesting aspects of
Mathematics that are not otherwise covered.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombeshead Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years