A level Further Maths

A level Further Maths

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A level Further Maths

A level Further Maths is a highly specialised and challenging course designed to broaden and deepen the mathematical knowledge and skills developed when studying A level Maths.  It can only be studied alongside or after taking A level Maths and provides a stimulating experience for those who enjoy the subject.


Duration 2 years
Study mode Full Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus
Course code 15297-01

What you learn

A level Further Maths is made up of six units.  There are three Further Pure units available and any of the applied units may be used towards A level Further Maths.  There are additional Statistics and Mechanics units available only for Further Maths.

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop:

  • Analytical thinking skills.
  • The ability to deal with abstract concepts.
  • Advanced numeracy skills.
  • The ability to turn real-world problems into mathematical problems.
  • The ability to tackle a problem by breaking it down into sub-problems, and presenting the solution clearly.
  • Reflective skills in being able to analyse whether answers make sense in context.
  • Self-analysis to determine whether answers are correct and to identify sources of errors.
  • The ability to analyse data, find patterns and extract conclusions.

How you will be assessed

There will be an increased push towards exams as the preferred form of assessment.  Coursework content in some subjects will be reduced or removed.  The course may involve a mix of assignments and examinations.


Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course will be delivered in dedicated and well-equipped teaching rooms at Leeds Sixth Form, Park Lane Campus.  Within our dedicated 'Sixth Form' area, students also have access to a permanently staffed 'Independent Learning Zone', where comfortable seating and a suite of 60 chrome-books are provided to facilitate independent study.

Entry requirements

The general requirements for direct entry to our 2 year A level programmes are 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade A*-C or equivalent, plus 2 additional GCSEs or BTECs at grade A*-C or the equivalent.

For students applying with new 1-9 grade tier GCSE qualifications in Maths or English, we will consider a grade 4 as equivalent to grade C in terms of our general entry requirements for September 2017 entry. However please be aware that specific subjects may require grade 5 or above in GCSE English or Maths.

Applicants with 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths, but without the 2 additional A*-C equivalent qualifications may be considered, dependent on individual circumstances, at the discretion of the Deputy Head or Head of A levels.

Students with a GCSE average score of below 5.7 (mostly Cs at GCSE) will follow the 3 A level programme, whilst students with a GCSE average score of 5.7 (mostly B and above at GCSE) or above are encouraged to study 4 A level subjects. Our expert staff will help you to work out your expected average GCSE score for guidance.

In addition to our general entry criteria, some subjects have their own additional criteria.

Additional Entry Criteria - GCSE grade A or A*/9-7 in GCSE Mathematics.

What's next

This course provides excellent preparation for a degree in Mathematics.  Most leading university mathematics departments encourage students to take Further Maths at A level as it introduces a wider range of pure and applied content, such as matrices and complex numbers.  Students who have studied Further Maths find the transition to university far more straightforward.  Some leading universities now specify Further Maths as an entry requirement for their mathematics degrees.

Campus Locations

Park Lane Campus

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite

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