Further Mathematics can only be studied alongside Mathematics. It extends the skills and concepts studied in the single A Level as well as introducing new ones. Two parts of the course are compulsory pure mathematics. For the remaining two parts, there is considerable flexibility depending on which areas of mathematics you most enjoy. This will be decided at the end of Year 12.
Board and Specification Code
Pearson (Edexcel): Specification Code 9371
Is Further Mathematics for you?
Studying Further Mathematics is for students who are passionate about Mathematics and whose favourite thing is to sit down with a challenging problem Students require a very strong, independent work ethic and regard work set as the minimum.
Two compulsory papers of Further Pure Mathematics and then two selected options from two Further Pure Mathematics modules, two Further Statistics modules and two Decision Mathematics modules. Each paper is equally weighted.
Recommended entry requirement
Grade 9/A* in GCSE or IGCSE Mathematics.
Post-A Level options
The world is your oyster! Further Mathematics makes a statement about a student’s academic capability and intellect. Previous Further Mathematicians have gone on to read a wide variety of subjects including Law, Medicine, Architecture, Physics, Economics and Natural Sciences.
The mathematician does not study pure mathematics because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it and delights in it because it is beautiful.