A-level Further Mathematics is designed to broaden and deepen the mathematical knowledge and skills developed when studying. It may be studied alongside or after taking A‑level Mathematics and provides a stimulating experience for those who enjoy the subject.

A level Further Mathematics is a separate A level that is usually taken in addition to taking A level Mathematics. Half of the content of this will be Further Pure and the remainder will be from options such as Mechanics, Statistics, Decision Mathematics or extra Further Pure.

The full International Advanced Level award comprises six units; Further Pure Mathematics units F1, F2, F3 and a further three Applications units (excluding C12, C34) to make a total of six units; or F1, either F2 or F3 and a further four Applications units (excluding C12, C34) to make a total of six units.
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The applications fall into three strands:

  • Decision – networks, algorithms, sorting, linear programming, mathematical modelling.
  • Mechanics – forces, energy, motion, kinematics, projectiles, mathematical modelling, moments, collisions and stability.
  • Statistics – probability, data handling, probability distributions, estimation, correlation and regression and hypothesis testing.
  • Further maths – these 3 units extend the work studied at A-level

We are using the Edexcel course throughout the site in order to standardise the content. We believe this is the most flexible, organise and well resourced International A-Level available and it is well recognised around the World.

Within the course we have a full range of materials including:

  • Videos
  • Textbooks
  • Quizes
  • Exam Papers
  • Chinese/English vocabulary list

The Edexcel International Advanced Level in Further Mathematics comprises four units which can be completed at three times during the year: (October, January and May).

The full International Advanced Level award comprises six units; Further Pure Mathematics units F1, F2, F3 and a further three Applications units (excluding C12, C34) to make a total of six units; or F1, either F2 or F3 and a further four Applications units (excluding C12, C34) to make a total of six units. Students who are awarded certificates in both International Advanced Level Mathematics and International Advanced Level Further Mathematics must use unit results from 10 different teaching modules.

Career Opportunities

People who have studied mathematics are in the fortunate position of having an excellent choice of career. Whilst the number of young people studying A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics is increasing there is still a huge demand from science, engineering and manufacturing employers.

Employability Skills

Through solving problems you develop resilience and are able to think creatively and strategically. The writing of structured solutions, proof and justification of results help you to formulate reasoned arguments. And importantly you will have excellent numeracy skills and the ability to process and interpret data.

Preparation for Higher Education

For progression to many courses at university it is important to have strong mathematics skills. For most science, technology,engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree course A level Mathematics is a requirement and AS or A level Further Mathematics is often a preferred subject.

Supporting Other Subjects

The mathematical skills you learn in A level further Mathematics are of great benefit in other A level subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, computing, geography, psychology, economics and business studies.

An Interesting Course

A level Mathematics is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at A level and includes optional applications of mathematics, such as Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Mathematics.

Ideally students starting this course will have a very good grasp of algebra and English language. As the course is assessed in English only all students should aim to have an IELTS score of around 5.5 when they start (rising to 6.5 when they complete the course).