A-Level Further Mathematics

Developing Complex Thinking

Why Study Further Maths?

Further Maths is a second Maths A-Level, and involves the study of a further six modules including at least two Further Pure modules. At KPS we teach three Further Pure modules (FP1, FP2 and FP3) and eight Applications modules – two Decision Maths modules (D1 and D2), three Mechanics modules (M1, M2 and M3) and three Statistics modules (S1, S2 and S3).

Pupils will have studied two Applications modules as part of A-Level Maths. In A-Level Further Maths they must study new (as in different) Applications modules. They can either study two Further Pure modules and four Applications modules, or three Further Pure modules and three Applications modules.

Some pupils may choose Further Maths as an AS-Level, in which case they study FP1 and 2 new Applications modules.

Pupils who study both Maths and Further Maths (commonly called Double Maths) are usually looking to take a highly-Mathematical course at university, such as Engineering, Physics or Maths itself. For many other university courses Double Maths would be considered to be too much Maths, unless Further Maths is a fourth A-Level. If pupils are unsure as to whether Double Maths would be suitable for their preferred university course, they should contact the relevant admissions tutor.