Further Mathematics

What does the course involve?

Extending the pure, mechanics and statistics areas of the standard Maths course, and introducing you to the world of algorithms and networks – closely linked to computing. You will also begin to learn about the concept of proof as it applies to mathematics, which is very different to the approach to proof used in the sciences. This is a very valuable option for students considering degrees in Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Engineering or Economics.

Course Outline



The final grade for A Level Further Mathematics is assessed entirely by examination at the end of two years.
Students will also receive regular testing each half term, in order to keep track of their progress through the course.


Year 1:
3 exams, each 1 hour 15 minutes in length
Paper 1 – Pure Mathematics
Paper 2 & 3  – Applied modules

Year 2:
4 exams
Paper 1 – Pure Mathematics – 2 hours 40 minutes – 50%
Paper 2, 3 & 4 – Applied modules – 1 hour 15 minutes each – 16% each

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English, with at least two at grade 6 and a grade 8 in Maths.

You can only do Further Maths if you’re also studying A Level Maths.


Further Mathematics is highly regarded by both universities and employers. Students with Further Maths commonly take up highly paid professional careers including Finance and Actuarial work, Architecture, Business Analysts, Operational Research and all types of Engineering.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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