Further mathematics

Exam Board – AQA

Qualification – A Level 7357

Entry requirements – GCSE grade 5 in English and grade 8 in maths; you must also study A Level mathematics and gain your target grade in assessments for A Level mathematics and further mathematics throughout the course

Course specification

Further mathematics is designed for students with an enthusiasm for mathematics, many of whom will go on to degrees in mathematics, engineering, the sciences and economics. The qualification is deeper and broader than A Level mathematics.

“Just like German and French, the study of mathematics is like learning a new language. It adds a whole new layer to your understanding of pure mathematics.”

– Student

A Level further mathematics builds from GCSE and 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 ideas with wide applications in 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.

A Level further mathematics prepares students for further study and employment in highly mathematical disciplines that require knowledge and understanding of sophisticated mathematical ideas and techniques.

What doors will this open up for me?

You should study A Level further mathematics if you wish to follow:

  • an engineering course at university
  • a maths related degree
  • any medical course
  • any science related course
  • accountancy/economics
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