Further Mathematics
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two grade 5s and three 4s in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4 in English Language. Mathematics at grade 7 or above
Start Date: Sept 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

A Level Further Mathematics builds upon the skills acquired while studying Mathematics. It is a qualification which both broadens and extends the topics covered in A Level Mathematics. It is an option for those with a serious interest in Mathematics and it is strongly recommended you study Further Mathematics if you intend to study a mathematical subject at university. This subject is particularly beneficial to students who have career aspirations in the areas of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science.

What will I learn?

This subject equips you with skills such as logistic analysis and deduction, data handling, mathematical modelling and problem solving, all of which can be applied in almost any field of work.

Due to the increased requirement to use technology within the new specification, students will be required to purchase a graphical calculator. You will be advised on make and model by your tutor.

It is strongly recommended you study Further Mathematics if you intend to study a mathematical subject at university.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Progression and Careers

A degree in Mathematics can lead to some of the best paid careers in the world, including medicine, engineering, statistics, operational research, accountancy, actuarial work and scientific research.

Former students have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities, including the University of Oxford, University of Warwick, King’s College London, the University of Leeds, University College London (UCL), Keele University, the University of York, the University of Manchester and Loughborough University, studying a broad range of degrees such as Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Theoretical Physics and Economics.

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