Further Mathematics is an AS or A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. Further Mathematics is taken alongside an AS or A level in Mathematics.
See Why study Further Mathematics? for more information about the benefits of taking Further Mathematics.
The information on this page applies to students starting Further Mathematics qualifications in 2015 or 2016. For students who will starting Further Mathematics in 2017 please see: 2017 A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
For A level Further Mathematics you take 6 additional units, two of which are Further Pure Mathematics units and the other four could be all application units, such as Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics, or a combination of Further Pure and Applied units.
AS level Further Mathematics is designed to be learnt alongside AS level Mathematics in year 12, or taken up as a new AS subject alongside A2 Mathematics in year 13.
For AS level Further Mathematics you take 3 additional units, one of which is a Further Pure Mathematics unit and the other two are often two application units, such as Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics.
Course |
No. of Units |
Core content |
Optional content |
---|---|---|---|
AS Mathematics |
3 |
C1 and C2 |
M1 or S1 or D1 |
A2 Mathematics |
3 |
C3 and C4 |
M1 or S1 or D1 or |
AS Further Mathematics |
3 |
FP1 |
2 Applied or Further Pure Units |
A2 Further Mathematics |
3 |
FP2 or FP3 |
2 Applied or Further Pure Units |
The content of units C1-4 and FP1 is very similar across all examination boards. The choice of applied units and other further pure units and their contents varies depending on the examination board. You can check the course structure, choice of available units and topics covered by downloading the relevant specification from the examination boardâ€™s website. Ask a teacher at your school or college for information about which specification is currently taught.
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
To find out about the FMSP in your area please select a region from the map below: