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Further Mathematics A Level at East Sussex College

Course description

Further Mathematics is an A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. Further Mathematics is taken alongside A level Mathematics. On this course you will study the content of the new A level EDEXCEL Further Maths syllabus which consists of the study of pure mathematics content covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus and coordinate geometry, amongst others, and applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE Maths grade A/7.


At the end of the year two for the A level Further Maths qualification you will take 4 papers, two with further pure Maths compulsory content and two with optional content, 1 hour and 30 mins being allocated for each paper.

Future opportunities

The skills gained from studying a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject at A level or degree level are in demand by employers. Graduates with STEM degrees earn on average 5% to 10% higher salaries than the mean for all graduates. These subjects are underpinned by mathematics.

Further information

Further Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly welcomed by universities. Students who take Further Mathematics are really demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning mathematics that is very useful for any mathematically rich degree. Some prestigious university courses require you to have a Further Mathematics qualification and others may adjust their grade requirements more favourably to students with Further Mathematics.
If you are not planning to study for mathematically rich degrees but are keen on mathematics you will find Further Mathematics a very enjoyable course and having a Further Mathematics qualification identifies you as having excellent analytical skills, whatever area you are considering for a career.

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: 06 December 2018
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