16-18 Courses, 16-18: A Levels

Further Mathematics (A Level)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Points Score: 5.1, Grade 5 English Language GCSE, Grade 8 Maths GCSE, Must be taken with Maths

Course information

Pure Mathematics which makes up two thirds of the course involves algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphs, sequences and calculus. Mechanics deal with motion and forces and links well with Physics. Statistics includes analysis of data and probability, including evaluating claims based on data. Discrete Maths includes mathematical study of networks and optimisation, and combines well with Computing, Business Studies and Economics.

You can expect to:

  • Widen and deepen your understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Learn and apply a wide range of mathematical techniques
  • Study applications of mathematics to Mechanics, Statistics and Discrete Maths
  • Use and interpret Mathematics in modelling situations based on the real world


The Mathematics we study is intrinsically fascinating, but also lays the foundations for further study. This course is often taken alongside the Sciences, Computing and Economics, but students on Further Maths study a wide variety of other subjects, such as Psychology, Music, Media Studies, English, German and History - in fact most courses go well with this subject.

  • How you are assessed

    100% exam: Students will sit the AS Further Maths examinations in the first year of the course, and A Level Further Maths in the second year.
  • Why study at NCC?

    Further Mathematics is studied alongside A Level Maths, which results in achieving two A Levels. Skill in algebra is fundamental to success in this course. Two thirds of the course is Pure Mathematics, and the rest includes areas of Applied Maths: Mechanics, Statistics and Discrete Maths. The course demands a strong overall GCSE profile. Further Maths is ideal for excellent and enthusiastic Maths students considering studying mathematical and scientific courses at university.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Progress to university, further study or employment.

Double Maths is one of the most highly valued qualifications and is excellent preparation for any degree courses in Maths or related subjects, such as Economics, Statistics, Engineering and Physics. It is also well-respected by employers, with its emphasis on clarity, structure of mathematical thought and attention to detail. This qualification will boost your earning power. Many of the top jobs require maths, from game design to architecture, from accountancy to intelligence.

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