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.
This A-Level is awarded by AQA.
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.
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.
Level 3-6 Courses
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/23).
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.
The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.
16-18 year olds
There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another institution.