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What is Further Mathematics? is an AS/A level qualification is designed to be studied alongside standard the standard Maths AS/A levels has content which is both broader and deeper than the standard Maths A level carries UCAS points in exactly the same way as other AS/A levels Further Maths:

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Why do Further Mathematics? help your understanding of the standard Maths A level and possibly increase your standard Maths grade Studying Further Maths will: make you think! (and so develop your thinking skills) give you the chance to meet some interesting and very useful Mathematical ideas not covered on the standard Maths A level help you to succeed on any Maths-related degree course

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you enjoy Mathematics and are keen to learn and understand more you intend to do a degree in a maths- based subject like: Any form of Engineering Sciences (especially Physics) If you have the chance, you would be foolish not to do Further Mathematics if : Computing Mathematics

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What topics are studied? The Pure Mathematics element of Further Mathematics builds on the Pure Mathematics studied in the standard Maths A level New topics include: Complex NumbersMatrices Mathematical proof

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What topics are studied? Pure Maths topics developed further from the standard A level include: FunctionsAlgebra Calculus Differential Equations

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What topics are studied? In Applied Maths you can develop the applied topics from your standard Maths A level to a higher level, or broaden your knowledge into different topics StatisticsMechanics Decision & Discrete Maths Applied Maths modules may be studied in: Numerical Analysis

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How are the AS and A level qualifications made up? You need 6 extra modules for an A-level in Further Maths, two of which must be Further Pure Maths 1 and Further Pure Maths 2 You need 3 extra modules for an AS in Further Maths, one of which must be Further Pure Maths 1

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Your studies will be managed by a tutor How will studying through the Further Mathematics Centre work? You will use resources on an extensive, purpose-written website You will learn to make effective use of your textbook A lot more of of your studying will be done independently

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How will I work with my Further Mathematics tutor? Centres fill this in depending on their individual circumstances

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What are the benefits of this style of studying? develop your ability to work more independently This style of studying will: provide excellent preparation for university style working demonstrate your initiative and commitment to universities and employers

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