The skills gained from studying a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) subject at A level or degree level are in demand by employers. Graduates from STEM subjects earn on average 5% to 10% more than those who studied other courses.
A level Further Mathematics introduces new topics such as matrices and complex numbers that are vital in many STEM degrees. Further Mathematics is a challenging subject, which deepens your knowledge and understanding beyond the standard Mathematics A level. You will cover six units including exclusive statistics and mechanics units.
As well as learning new areas of pure mathematics, you will study further applications of mathematics in mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics. There will be an increased push towards exams as the preferred form of assessment. This course may involve a mix of assignments and examinations.
A Level Further Mathematics is highly regarded by universities. If you are planning to take a degree in areas such as engineering, sciences, computing, finance, economics or perhaps mathematics itself, you will benefit enormously from taking further mathematics. Many engineering and mathematics courses at university list A Level Further Mathematics as ‘essential’ or ‘desirable’.