For those with a passion for Mathematics who want to explore the content beyond the A Level, the Further Mathematics course is the perfect way to develop your knowledge. Studying this challenging subject will take your understanding of disciplines such as algebra and geometry to the next level, supporting you to progress to a variety of STEM based degrees and careers. You can opt to study this qualification as both a full A Level and as an AS Level (fourth option only).
Grade 7 in GCSE Maths. 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. General entry criteria will also apply, this is available on our website.
Students studying this subject will explore new and ever more sophisticated concepts. Topics will include:
• Algorithms and computational maths
• Algebraic proof
• Complex numbers
• Summation of series
• Vector geometry
• Differential equations
Further Mathematics focuses on providing you with a deeper understanding of Maths and the course is designed to extend and challenge gifted Mathematicians. Under the expert tuition of our outstanding teachers, you will further develop your knowledge of Algebra, use techniques to optimise flow through a network, and learn how to write functions as infinitely long sums- all of which are crucial scientific concepts.
Group work and one-to-one support will help you to explore the exciting concepts within the course, helping you to take your mathematical aptitude to a higher level. Enriching experiences such as the annual ‘Maths Inspo’ conference will motivate and inspire you, helping to develop your logical, numerical and critical thinking skills.
The assessment is 100% examination.
Naturally, most students studying the subject will progress to university to study subjects such as Mathematics or Physics. However an A Level in Further Mathematics supports progression to a range of undergraduate degree programmes including Engineering and Computer Science.
There are a range of careers open to students studying the subject, including Aeronautical Engineering, Medicine, and Actuarial Science. The opportunity to study the subject as an AS Level can support your progression to a Russell Group University and competitive degree courses.
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Some prestigious university courses require you to have a Further Mathematics qualification and others may even adjust their grade requirements more favourably to students with Further Mathematics, according to the Further Mathematics Support Programme.
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Mathematics at The University of Durham