Further Mathematics (A Level)

What is an imaginary number and how can you solve equations that can’t be solved using algebra? What is the best route if you have to deliver parcels around the country?

By studying Further Mathematics you will be able to answer these questions and many more. You will study the core Mathematics modules and additional topics such as complex numbers and matrices. In Applied Mathematics you will study mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics. At the end of the course students gain two A Levels, one in Mathematics and one in Further Mathematics.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Complex Numbers
  • Matrices
  • Numerical Methods
  • Conic Sections
  • Sorting Algorithms
  • Algorithms for Networks
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Linear Programming
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Collisions
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

This course is ideal for any student who intends to study Mathematics or an area related to Mathematics at university.
The logic and problem-solving skills obtained by studying Further Mathematics are highly valued by employers and Higher Education institutions. You could follow a course in Mathematics at degree level. Students frequently take subjects, which are strongly related to Mathematics such as Physics, Computing, Astronomy, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Psychology, Economics, Philosophy and many others.

Assessment:                             Awarding Body:

Exams – 100%                                               Edexcel

Results 2016: 100%







Key Features:
  • The course allows you to cover the work of two A-Levels, one in Mathematics and one in Further Mathematics.
  • Further Mathematics will help you to learn to simplify real life situations and analyse them mathematically.
  • Having an A Level in Further Mathematics is probably the most highly regarded subject of all.
  • If you enjoy solving problems and puzzles and really being stretched and challenged, you will enjoy this subject.

You will open up doors for almost anything.

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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

If you are considering studying Mathematics at university or wish to take a Higher Education course with a large mathematical content, then you should definitely consider studying Further Mathematics. It will set you apart from other students who are competing for sought after places.

The skills that you will improve through taking this course are highly valued by universities and employers. A mathematics qualification requires students to utilise problem solving skills in combination with logic. Through its application to problems you’ll improve your independence of thought. Your ability to effectively communicate your ideas and solutions will be enhanced and your resilience as a learner will also be improved.

What our students say…

“I found the course very interesting, especially as the teachers are so enthusiastic.”

“If you love Mathematics and problem solving then this is the course for you!”

“It’s definitely the right course to choose if you wish to study Mathematics at university, I believe it gives you that edge in your UCAS application and prepares you for the work ahead.”