Course overview

Further Maths A Level City of Bristol College

Further Maths A Level is designed to stretch your Maths knowledge. You’ll study core maths and statistics, mechanics or decision maths. All involve practical skills that will help you solve and simplify real-life problems. The more challenging material, such as complex numbers and hyperbolic geometry, involves subjects you would study in the first year of a Maths degree.

This course is an option within our science A Level pathway.

  • Science Pathway course code: ALSCIENCE

Find out more about our A Level pathways and how to apply

This course will run subject to student number.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is part of a full time A Level programme of 4 different subjects and will appeal to Year 11 students:

  • If you enjoy solving challenging puzzles and have a real ability for dealing with numerical and logical problems AS Level Further Maths is for you
  • Further Maths is ideal for students who wish to study Maths or a maths-related discipline at university

What you'll learn

In both Maths and Further Maths there are three modules studied throughout the year.

  • Two core modules building on the algebra, trigonometry and geometry you studied at GCSE
  • Statistics looks at methods of summarising data, probability and describing relationships between types of data
  • Decision Maths involves using algorithms, step by step procedures to solve real-life problems involving traffic flow and time management
  • The third module is one of statistics, mechanics or decision
  • Mechanics has some similarities with physics and deals with motion, how and why objects move

Course entry requirements

  • Grade 7 (A) or above at GCSE Higher Maths
  • 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Maths

You will need an interview for this course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Further Maths is studied at the same time as Maths but in separate classes, so you have two lots of Maths lessons every week.

You will be assessed through exams.

Future career and study opportunities

The majority of students who gain the A Level in Further Maths go on to university and take a range of subjects from Maths, Economics, Accountancy and Sciences through to Psychology, Music and English.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationary. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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