Further Mathematics A-level

2 years

Course Details

A-level Further Mathematics is a highly specialised and challenging course designed to broaden and deepen the mathematical knowledge and skills developed when studying A-level Mathematics.

Studying Mathematics and Further Mathematics is a strong combination, and both are classed by the top universities as facilitating subjects, which means they will help you progress to competitive courses such as Medicine, Aeronautical Engineering, Physics and Economics as well as to Mathematics degrees. Many universities will make you a better offer if they see you are studying Further Mathematics.

You can choose to study Further Mathematics as a fourth subject depending on your GCSE results. You can find out more at your interview if you apply.

Compulsory content:

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

You will then select two of these options:

  • Mechanics
  • Statistics
  • Discrete

You will need a minimum or five GCSEs, including Grade 5 in English Language together with four other subjects at Grade 4 or above (one of the four subjects must include Maths).

Additional entry requirements:

  • You must have achieved at least a grade 8 in GCSE Maths.
  • Further Mathematics must be taken alongside A-level Mathematics.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

AQA A-level Further Mathematics (7367)

There are two written exams in each year. Each exam is one and a half hours long and worth a quarter of the final A-level grade.

Paper 1 may assess content from the following sections:

  • Proof
  • Complex numbers
  • Matrices
  • Further Algebra and functions
  • Further calculus
  • Further vectors
  • Polar coordinates
  • Hyperbolic functions

Paper 2 will assess two of the topics studied from Mechanics, Statistics or Discrete.

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Further Mathematics is highly prized by universities and employers in whatever area you study. However, it is essential to take Further Mathematics to at least A-level if you wish to study Mathematics, Physics or Engineering at some top universities.

University Guarantee

Every Sefton Sixth Form College student who successfully achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at Sefton Sixth Form College. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.