Further Mathematics

Key Stage






Single Award

Valid for

2018 - 2020







Course Content & Assessment

The Mathematics Faculty is well resourced and has 9 dedicated classrooms based on the top floor of E Building. The Faculty has the benefit of interactive whiteboards in every room and laptops and computers available to use in every classroom.

Students in all years will have the opportunity to be involved in activities such as The Cipher Challenge and the UK Maths Challenges. The QE Maths Faculty is always striving to develop new initiatives such as ‘The M Word’ and charity fund raising activities. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

A-Level Further Mathematics is a course for students who are particularly gifted at Mathematics and have a real interest in the subject. It is a demanding course which requires a high level of skill, but is a qualification that is highly valued by all top universities.

Students studying Further Mathematics will also complete Mathematics at A-Level.

By studying Further Mathematics it makes the transition from sixth form to university courses which are mathematically rich that much easier as more of the first year course content will be familiar.

The course covers pure content (including algebra, calculus, sequences, complex numbers) and applied content (mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics). The deeper content covered will allow students to specialise in their areas of interest.
Students who continue their studies into Years 12 and 13 can choose to study A and AS Levels in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Both are courses that will prepare students for a variety of university courses. The syllabus followed is Edexcel (8371/9371).

Functional Numeracy
Angles and 2D shapes
Powers and Roots
Expressions, Functions and Formulae
Averages and Spread
Ratio and Proportion
Perimeter, Area, Volume and Measure
Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Sequences and Graphs
Collecting and Representing Data
Fractions and Percentages
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Constructions and 3D Shapes
Non Linear Equations and Graphs

Entry Criteria & Progression

Route A: GCSE Grade 7 in Mathematics.
Route B: GCSE Grade 7 in Further Mathematics

There are a significant amount of opportunities for students who study A-Level Further Mathematics.

If you are looking to apply to the top 10 universities to take Mathematics or Engineering based course there is a significant advantage with an A-Level in Further Mathematics, to the point where some courses are not accessible without a Further Maths A-Level.