Mathematics (Further)

A Level

KEY FACTS

Qualification Type

A Level

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics.
You must take A level Maths.

Assessment

100% Examination, marked externally

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Pure and applied university taster sessions. Engineering, Robotics and Statistics days. Operational research study including the chance to enter national competitions
Want to take Mathematics, Engineering, the sciences or economics at degree level? This course puts you ahead of the rest! Delve deeper into Maths concepts & solve problems that you didn’t know existed.

Course Overview

Year 1

The qualification is both deeper and broader than A level mathematics. As well as building on algebra and calculus introduced in A level mathematics, the A level further mathematics core content introduces complex numbers and matrices, fundamental mathematical ideas with wide applications in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences and computing. The non-core content includes different options that can enable students to specialise in areas of mathematics that are particularly relevant to their interests and future aspirations.

Year 2

Year 2 A level Further Maths builds on mathematics core maths studied in year 1 and continues to develop ideas around calculus, complex numbers and a variety of functions. The non-core content again includes different options to build on some of the applied areas of mathematics.

Progression

Further Maths A level could lead to degrees in Mathematics, physics, computing, engineering and prepares students for further employment in highly mathematical disciplines.

Careers

Actuary; accountant; aeronautical engineer; financial risk analyst; investment analyst; investment banker; meteorologist; operational researcher; research scientist; statistician; systems developer; teacher.