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Go far with A Level Further Maths

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A Level Further Mathematics is a course which is often wrongly believed to be more difficult than A Level Maths. We thought that we’d break down some of the common misconceptions around the subject, in order to help you make the most informed choice when you’re selecting your A Level subjects.

A level Further Maths is not more difficult than A Level Maths, it just covers other areas of mathematics that can’t fit into A level Maths. It means that Further Maths students will cover different maths topics which is very helpful when they go on to university.

Further Maths students are put in a separate A level Maths classes that consist of only students with the highest GCSE Maths grades. If you are getting an 8 or a 9 at GCSE Maths you should strongly consider doing the AS Further Maths.

A level Further Maths is a totally separate A Level to A Level Maths. Students study A Level Further Maths will get a grade in A Level Maths and another grade for A Level Further Maths, plus a separate amount of UCAS points.

You DO NOT have to study Further Maths as a fourth subject. In reality the majority of the Further Maths students study Further Maths as their third A level.

Most universities, especially Russell Group members, see Further Maths as a major plus. Two of our current set of Oxbridge students only study 3 A levels and 1 of these is Further Maths. The majority of Further Maths students are NOT going on to university to study Maths. In fact, they often go on to study a whole range of subjects, including:

  • Engineering,
  • Physics,
  • Natural Sciences,
  • Accounting and
  • Economics.

We hope that you find this useful. More information about our A Level Further Mathematics course can be found on the course leaflet – simply select it from the subject page and click download!


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