This course is designed to be taken in tandem with AS/A2 mathematics: you will complete both AS courses in the first year and the full A-Levels in the second year.
The topics support those learned in A-Level Mathematics, with additional techniques in calculus, trigonometry and methods of proof with an increased focused on unstructured tasks, and flexibility over the choice of applied units, which can be taken from mechanics, statistics, and discrete mathematics, with an increased emphasis on modelling and data analysis to reflect the modern economy.
Further Mathematics encompasses a number of topics, including (but not restricted to):
- Constructing mathematical arguments and methods of proof
- Complex numbers
- Matrices and vectors
- Equations in Cartesian, parametric and polar form
The full A-Level further mathematics programme covers the above at a greater depth. Both AS and A-Levels have written examinations in May/June. You will complete two 1 hour 30 minute papers in year 1 and three papers in year 2.
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include English Language
GCSE Maths at Grade 9
Offers based on mathematics qualifications achieved at post-college level will be agreed during the application process.
After Your Course
An A-Level in further mathematics, when combined with other A-Levels, is an excellent preparation for study at degree level, especially in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and well respected by universities.
Mathematics is a highly respected academic subject and advanced qualifications in mathematics provide career opportunities in a number of sectors, especially within the areas of engineering, industry, finance, operational research and education.
Further mathematics will enable you to will develop the deeper skills of analysis, reasoning and critical thinking which are much sought after even in careers without a specifically mathematical focus.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.