Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics is an excellent choice alongside mathematics for someone who enjoys mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and more sophisticated mathematical concepts.

As well as new learning new areas of pure mathematics you will study further applications of mathematics in mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics. If you are planning to take a degree such as Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Finance/Economics, etc., or perhaps Mathematics itself, you will benefit enormously from taking Further Mathematics, at least to AS level. AS Further Mathematics introduces new topics such as matrices and complex numbers that are vital in many STEM degrees. Students who take Further Mathematics are really demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning mathematics that is very useful for any mathematically rich degree.

This is a two year course, where you will complete A Level Mathematics in the first year. Progress to study Further Mathematics in the second year is based upon the results attained for A Level Mathematics. Further Mathematics will take up two choices of the options block.


Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including a minimum grade 8 in Mathematics.

Skills Gained

  • Even if you go on to study an arts degree at university, then having A-level Maths on your CV can be a great advantage for your future career, especially if you go on to work in the film visual effects industry.
  • When you apply for a job it will show that you have got a head for numbers which may well also make you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs in management, business or teaching.

Supporting Trips

  • St Paul’s Girls’ School lecture
  • Oxford University maths lectures

Potential Careers

  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Economics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering (General)
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics