It is for those wishing to earn two distinct ‘A’ Level qualifications: one in ‘A’ Level Maths and one in ‘A’ Level Further Maths.
Students wanting to study Maths or Engineering at a top university will generally have been expected to have studied Further Maths at ‘A’ Level. Students applying for these courses who have not studied Further Maths can be at a disadvantage.
All Further maths students study a Pure Core content which equates to about two-thirds of the exam papers at the end of the two-year course. This includes complex numbers, matrices, proof by induction, sum of standard series, further calculus, hyperbolic functions and differential equations.
The last third of the course is up to the individual where the teachers can suggest from the following options. Decision maths (closely linked to computer science A level), Further mechanics (closely linked to physics A level), Further statistics and Further Pure content.