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Further Maths A Level - Level 3


This is a really exciting and challenging course for those exceptionally talented mathematicians who have excelled in Maths at GCSE.

The course will cover a range of more advanced and theoretical topics that are not on the normal A level Maths specification.

Some of these topics include such things as complex numbers, matrices and mathematical proof. If you have an interest in studying maths well beyond A Level then this is the course for you.

What does it combine with?

Start dates and fees

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September 20232139Apply online

What will I study?

  • Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • Mathematical problem solving
  • Mathematical modelling

In addition, students must study two of these options:

  • Optional application 1 – mechanics
  • Optional application 2 – statistics
  • Optional application 3 – discrete

Entry requirements

You will need a total of 5 GCSEs at level 4 or above including:

  • Maths (Grade 7)

You must also also choose to study A Level maths.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

The course will be assessed by three 2 hour exam papers.

What does the course lead to?

Careers are often pursued as an aeronautical engineer, biochemist, veterinarian, chemical engineer and more.

What can I progress onto?

Further study at university-level in the subject or a mathematics-related degree such as engineering or physics.


There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

You don’t need to apply for each A Level course you are interested in individually.

Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the courses you have chosen as well as any alternatives you may be considering.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your course choices.

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