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Further Mathematics

What is Further Mathematics?

Further Mathematics is an AS/A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in AS/A level Mathematics.






Why Study Further Mathematics?

There are many good reasons to take Further Mathematics:

  • Students taking Further Mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating and empowering experience.
  • For someone who enjoys and excels at mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts.
  • It makes the transition to a mathematics-rich university course easier
  • Some prestigious university courses will only accept students with Further Mathematics qualifications.
  • It enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the employment market.



What Will I Learn?

Higher level Core Mathematics and deeper level Statistics and Mechanics. Additional work will include the management-algorithm based Decision Maths.

  • Analytical Skills – clear thinking, attention to detail, ability to follow complex reasoning, ability to understand and construct logical arguments.
  • Communication skills – ability to answer questions clearly and to communicate an argument precisely and logically, both orally and in written form.
  • Investigative Skills – knowing where and how to find information.
  • Learning Skills – ability to understand difficult concepts and apply them to a problem.
  • Problem Solving Skills – being able to present a solution clearly, take a flexible approach, tackle a problem with confidence and appreciate when to seek help.
  • Self management – thorough approaches to work, time management, ability to work independently, determination



What Do I Need to Study Further Mathematics?

Preferred grades:

  • Five GCSE grades A*- C
  • GCSE Maths grade 7 or above



If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms O Tattum, Head of Sixth Form
0161 212 1930

Mr M Scott, Subject Contact for Mathematics

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