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Further Mathematics at Edgbaston College  

Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts (pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied mathematics). Further Maths expands on the contents of the A Level Maths course.


Unit Modules Weighting Length
Paper 1 Pure Mathematics 25% 1h 30m
Paper 2 Pure Mathematics 25% 1h 30m
Paper 3

Choice of Pure, Statistics, Mechanics or Decision

25% 1h 30m
Paper 4 Choice of Pure, Statistics, Mechanics or Decision 25% 1h 30m

Good Subject Combinations

It is required that you also study A Level Maths alongside Further Maths. This is a well-respected A Level and is often a requirement for courses in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering. However, the subject is also well received in Economics or Medicine applications, due to its challenging reputation. This is especially true for top universities. Therefore, you may want to combine Further Maths with other relevant subjects to you, such as Sciences or Economics.

Future Prospects

Mathematics involves many different skills, including analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. This builds a transferrable skill-set, which can be applied directly or indirectly to any career you may choose to pursue. Achieving a high grade in A level Further Maths is a highly respected qualification, which will positively influence your applications to future universities and employers

Frequently Asked Questions


Can Further Mathematics be completed in one year?

Yes. This is typically done when:

  • Students who are retaking their A-Levels
  • Students who wish to complete the course in one intensive year  

Do you offer other exam boards for Retake students?

We try our best to cater for all student needs. Please contact admissions for further information.