Further Mathematics AS/A Level


Further Mathematics leads to two A Levels in Mathematics. It includes a number of additional topics, including Discrete. It raises students’ awareness of different aspects of Mathematics in preparation for university.

Some students decide during their first year at College that they are interested in a Mathematics or a related degree course. They may then have the opportunity to add AS Further Mathematics to their 2nd year programme to enhance their application to university.

What goes well with this course?

Mathematics goes well with every subject and it is probably the most marketable of all subjects. There are good economic reasons for studying Mathematics and it is difficult to think of any further education course or career where it would not be welcomed in combination with other subjects.


A Level Further Mathematics is welcomed as a qualification for a variety of Higher Education courses.

A Further Mathematics qualification is required for some subjects, such as Mathematics, Engineering and Physics, and useful for others, such as Biochemistry and Economics.

Many Mathematics graduates go on to work in Accountancy, Computing, Engineering, Management or Teaching.

Course Content

Further Mathematics develops the ideas covered in A Level Mathematics but in greater depth.  The course covers Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Discrete.

Pure Mathematics develops the ideas met at GCSE, such as: Algebra, Graphs, and Trigonometry. Discrete Mathematics develops the ideas used in modern technology. Statistics is the study of data. Mechanics is the study of moving objects.

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

Further Mathematics students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of course related experiences. In recent years, these have included:

  • the opportunity to participate in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
  • a visit to the Institute of Education in London to attend a variety of lectures on Mathematics


There is no coursework, this subject is 100% exam.

The exam board for this AS/A Level is AQA.

Entry Requirements

All students need to have at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on an A Level/BTEC Level 3 Programme. 
In addition, students should meet the following minimum GCSE requirement:
  • Grade 7 in Maths


This course is suited to the College's most able Mathematicians. Students must have a keen interest in Mathematics and a strong aptitude for Algebra. The course is taught at a faster pace than Mathematics. Students will probably be planning to apply for a Mathematics related course at university.

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2017

The application form for the academic year 2017-2018 is available to download here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the AS/A Level in Further Mathematics information leaflet.

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