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Further Maths at Waldegrave School and Sixth Form

Course description

Further Mathematics is a second A level Mathematics which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. Students taking Further Mathematics will find it a rewarding, stimulating and empowering experience. Further Mathematics provides a chance to explore new and more sophisticated mathematical concepts. It also enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the university and employment market and it makes the transition to a mathematics-rich university course easier.

Who would it suit?

This course would suit students who love mathematics. You would be the type of student who enjoys seeing links between mathematical concepts and would happily read a mathematics book for pleasure. Any student capable of passing an A level in mathematics should also be able to pass AS/A Further Mathematics.


“Further maths is like true love – a simple idea that gets more complex but is worth it in the end!”

Course content

In addition to the topics that you will study with A level Maths you will begin a journey that includes imaginary numbers, matrices and differential equations. You will take a combination of further pure modules and applied modules.


Further Mathematics assessment is planned in a similar way as Mathematics A level – you will take six additional examinations in total across the two years.

Future opportunities

Students who study Further Mathematics are usually looking to apply to get on to a highly mathematical course at university, such as engineering, physics or mathematics itself. Some prestigious university courses will only accept students with Further Mathematics qualifications. It’s worth checking university prospectuses as the value given to this subject will differ according to the institution.

Further information

For enrichment opportunities, as with A level Mathematics, you could compete in the UKMT senior mathematics challenge and participate in the IFS student investment competition, university mathematics taster sessions and master classes.

Who to contact for more advice?

Mr Sharp

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016
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