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Further Maths

Why Further Maths?

Further Maths extends the topics studied in A Level Maths. Many of the topics act as a stepping stone to ideas which will be explored in the first year of a mathematical degree course.

This is a good A-level to study for students wanting to continue Maths at university or for students that are particularly gifted at Maths and have a real interest in the subject.

What do I need to know?

Exam Board: We study Edexcel Further Maths.

Entry Requirements: As well as the standard Sixth Form requirements, you must also have GCSE grade 8 or above in Maths. Students choosing Further Maths must also study A-Level Maths, which is taught alongside this subject.

Key Content: The course covers pure content (including algebra, calculus, sequences, complex numbers) and applied content (mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics).

What is the work like?

As an example of the kind of work that you will cover during the A-Level course, please find to the right the pre-A-Level material that we asked Year 11 to complete before starting their Further Maths course with us in September 2020.

Further Maths Phase 1Further Maths Phase 2Further Maths Phase 3

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Mr Schuring will be happy to answer any questions that you might have. You are welcome to email him on

To ask a Further Maths student more about the course, please email and they will be happy to help you.



To achieve an A Level in Further Maths, there will be 4 one and a half hour exams at the end of Year 2.

Additional Costs

We provide:  In class access to:-

Core textbooks are available for use in school during Year 12 and 13, but students will need to purchase their own for home use (recommended for help in Year 13).

Other costs:  To be met by students

Students will need to purchase their own textbook in Year 13 for the second optional unit.

Trip to Maths Inspiration Show - Approximately £20 (optional but highly recommended)

Scientific calculator is CASIO ‘ClassWiz’ fx-991EX - £25 (This specific model is ESSENTIAL – speak to the maths department if you need advice before purchasing)

Graphical Calculator – Casio fx-CG50 (about £85 if purchased through school) (optional, recommended)