Further Mathematics is studied alongside Mathematics and should be taken as part of a four A level programme. The course develops and extends the topics covered in Maths A level and enables students to study further important modules of pure maths and a wider range of applied modules. There is also the opportunity to achieve an AS level in Further Maths.

If you really enjoy Maths and are good at it then this is the course for you!

Students are required to provide a graphical/statistical calculator. Further guidelines will be given later in the year as to the particular model that will be used at Cadbury.

Specific requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs 2 at grade B and 3 at grade C including English
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  • Minimum Grade 7 or A in GCSE Maths

What will I study?

Awarding Body:

  • Edexcel or AQA


  • Examination -100%
    • First year - 2 x 90 min exams
    • Second year - 4 x 90 min exams

Course Content:

Year One

  • Pure maths topics such as complex numbers, matrices and proof
  • Applied maths topics such as Statistics, Mechanics or Decision Math

Year Two

  • Extension of pure maths topics to include hyperbolic function, polar coordinates, differential equations and further calculus.
  • Extension of the applied maths modules.

Where does it lead?

Further Mathematics is an A level that is highly regarded by both Universities and Employers. Students with Further Maths commonly take up highly paid professional careers in a variety of areas. These include Finance and Actuarial work, Architecture, Business Analysts, Operational Research and all types of Engineering.

This is a very valuable option for students considering degrees in Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Engineering or Economics.




“I studied Economics with Maths, Further Maths and History at Cadbury College, achieving grades A*AAA. I am now studying a degree in Economics at The University of Bristol.”

Calum Wallace