Further Maths


This two year course extends your knowledge and understanding of pure maths, statistics and mechanics beyond that of the normal A Level. You will explore some more abstract areas of pure mathematics and proof and use these to develop the language and skills needed to solve complex mathematical problems. This course is taken alongside maths A Level.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind


Engineer, data analyst, banker, statistician and scientist.


Maths, physics, engineering, accounting and computing.

Topics you'll cover


  • Proof
  • Complex numbers
  • Matrices
  • Further algebra, calculus and vectors
  • Series
  • Hyperbolic functions
  • Polar coordinates
  • Differential equations
  • Statistics
  • Mechanics.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Four exams
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

  • GCSE maths at seven or above plus a minimum of four GCSEs at four or above, including English.

What students say about the course

"Further maths is a challenging course, but it’s definitely worth taking! The range of topics is very broad and we cover both future and applied maths. This subject is particularly useful for those thinking of a STEM related career. Maths teaches you transferable skills like problem solving and critical thinking, which are highly sought after by employers."

Ewelina Formela


Additional information

You will need standard mathematical equipment including an advanced scientific calculator with the ability to perform iterations and to compute summary statistics and access probabilities from standard statistical distributions. This is provided by the college on payment of your course fee, £40 for year 1, £20 for year 2. Alternatively graphical display calculators can be used. Calculators can be used in all A Level maths exams.

A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.

If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.