Information for Parents

What is Further Mathematics?

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. For more information see: What is Further Mathematics?.

What are the benefits of studying Further Mathematics?

Further Mathematics is a demanding, but highly-valued qualification. Students considering a mathematically-rich degree subject at university will be better prepared by studying AS or A level Further Mathematics. For more information see: Why study Further Mathematics?.

Universities and Further Mathematics

Many universities explicitly encourage students to take A or AS Further Mathematics for degrees with a high mathematical content. For more information see:


Studying Further Mathematics

Most schools and colleges are able to offer Further Mathematics to their students. In cases where a school or college is not able to offer Further Mathematics then it is possible for students to study AS or A level Further Mathematics through the FMSP. For more details about studying Further Mathematics please contact your regional FMSP Area Coordinator via the Regions menu above or clicking on the appropriate section of the map in the right-hand margin.


Girls and Mathematics

The National Careers Service have produced the guide Your Daughter's Future which provides a range of support for parents in guiding their daughters when making careers choices. 'Going Your Own Way' is a section which challenges myths around gendered occupations and 'Exploring Possible Pathways' advises careful review of university entry requirements, noting for example that for some Psychology degrees, Mathematics A level is a preferred entry qualification over Psychology A level.