Are you applying to study A Level Mathematics and keen to deepen your knowledge and understanding of this topic? Do you have a genuine love and passion for Mathematics as a subject, and want to benefit from being able to study this as a fourth qualification? Then A Level Further Mathematics could be for you!

You can opt to study this qualification as both a full A Level and as an AS Level (fourth option only).

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway and a grade 7 in GCSE Maths.

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Recommended as a 4th A level subject, but if applying for this subject as part of a 3 A level programme, your interviewer will discuss this further with you, including evaluating your overall GCSE profile.


Students studying this subject will explore new and ever more sophisticated concepts, deepening your knowledge and skills. Topics will include:

- Algorithms and computational maths
- Algebraic proof
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Summation of series
- Vector geometry
- Differential equations

Our teachers are subject specialists and experts in their field – many of our staff hold masters and PhDs in their field. In addition to an outstanding experience in the classroom, you can expect a range of trips, visits and inspiring guest speakers. Students have enjoyed experiences such as the opportunity to take part in the Senior Maths Challenge and Cipher Challenge. We offer exceptional support too – our onsite Maths GYM is a chance to join teachers for bespoke help and advice. Our A Level Further Mathematicians benefit from a wide range of opportunities and concepts within the course, taking your mathematical aptitude to a higher level.

The assessment is 100% examination.

A Level Further Mathematics can increase your chances of securing a top university place and in the longer term, the most elite positions in employment. There is a huge demand for Mathematicians, as demand for STEM experts is skyrocketing. There are of course many related fields at university, and our students commonly pursue degrees in areas such as Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering. However, the skills and knowledge you will gain will help to open up a world of opportunity – one of the core skills you will gain for example includes being able to think quickly and logically.

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We normally recommend that A Level Further Mathematics is studied as a 4th A Level subject. However, if you are applying for this as part of a three A Level programme your interviewer will discuss this further with you. Please note that students applying to study this subject will always be studying A Level Mathematics also. This is your opportunity to deepen and extend the concepts you will study

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