You will be in two classes if you take this subject, as you must take an A level in Mathematics in order to study an A level in Further Mathematics. The compulsory content introduces you to complex numbers and matrices and also builds on the pure topics in A-Level Mathematics. The optional units will allow you to study more pure mathematics, mechanics or statistics or to take topics in an area of mathematics that will be new to you: decision mathematics.
Please be aware that you will need to study Maths alongside Further Maths.
Higher Education Destinations:
- University of Manchester – Mathematics
- University of Manchester – Computer Science
- University of Aberdeen – Chemical Engineering
- London School of Economics – Economics
- University of Cambridge – Engineering
- University of Oxford – Mathematics
Further Mathematics will prepare you for studying Mathematics at university, and also open up careers in Accountancy, Engineering, Finance and Actuarial Science. Further Mathematics will further develop the skills you learn in Mathematics, including problem solving, attention to detail and analytical skills, which will aid your application to a range of HE courses.
A grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics is essential.
Student Case Studies:
“I chose this subject because I find the nature of Maths and the process of using logic and laws to solve problems immensely satisfying. The class dynamics are great, combining a small-ish size with a decent pace and like-minded people and the helpful, friendly staff are always there to offer guidance on particularly difficult problems. Further Maths doesn’t necessarily have to complement other subjects – for instance my other subjects are English, History and French – but it shows a great deal of skill and commitment to prospective universities and employers. The careers pathways from a Maths degree are diverse. I’m hopeful that Pure Maths at university could feed into a career in research.”