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Further Mathematics A Level at The de Ferrers Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

  • If you want to enhance your understanding of the single Mathematics course
  • If you are considering studying Mathematics in Higher Education
  • If you want two Mathematics qualifications
  • If you enjoy Mathematics for its own sake.
  • If you want to study one of the Russell Group facilitating subjects (gives more options)

Course content

Compulsory elements:

  • Further Pure 1 and 2
  • Series
  • Complex numbers
  • Numerical solution of equations
  • Coordinate systems, matrix algebra
  • Inequalities
  • Series, first order differential equations
  • Second order differential equations
  • Further complex numbers, Maclaurin and Taylor series
  • Further matrix algebra
  • Vectors, hyperbolic functions
  • Differentiation
  • Integration, further coordinate systems

Two of seven options include:

  • Further Pure 3
  • Further Statistics 1
  • Further Mechanics 1
  • Decision Maths 1
  • Further Pure 4
  • Further Statistics 2
  • Further Mechanics 2
  • Decision Maths 2

Entry requirements

4 A* - C Plus Grade 5 in English and a Grade 8 in Maths


Four 1½ hour papers at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Actuarial Science
  • Plus all from Maths – just about anything!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The de Ferrers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2017
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