To study Further Maths you must also study A Level Maths.
Who is this suitable for?
You should study Further Maths if:
- You have got certificates on the UKMT over multiple years, especially Years 10 and 11.
- You love Maths lessons.
- You intend to pursue a career that will regularly involve mathematical thinking.
What will I learn?
Michaela pupils will study the Edexcel Further Maths A Level course. You will learn how to work with imaginary numbers, what a matrix is and how to formulate and apply different algorithms. We also study modules in the applications of Maths to Mechanics and Statistics . Further Maths is not necessarily harder Maths, just different Maths.
How will I be assessed?
You will sit 4 papers at the end of Year 13
- Papers 1 and 2 on the Core Pure content.
- Paper 3 on Further Statistics.
- Paper 4 on Further Mechanics.
What other subjects go with Further Mathematics?
Students can study Further Maths with any subject they enjoy although studying Further Maths will support you in studying for other sciences, particularly Physics.
Where could it lead me?
Further Maths A Level is incredibly sought-after by employers and universities. If you are considering studying Maths at University, you will need to study Further Maths. The A Level is also greatly valued for studying Physics and Economics at some of the top universities (e.g. it is common to study PPE at Oxford without Further Maths, but more common for students taking Economics or Physics as stand-alone degrees at Russell Group Universities to have taken Further Maths).
“Pure mathematics is, in its own way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein