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Further Maths


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AS Further Mathematics: This is comprised of two modules; Further Pure Mathematics 1 and an optional paper.

A-Level Further Mathematics: This consists of 4 modules; Further Pure 1, Further Pure 2 and 2 Optional papers.

The options are Further Pure Maths 3 and 4, Further Statistics, Further Mechanics and Decision Maths.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in studying maths, engineering, medicine, physics and other maths related courses at university.

Special Features:

In addition to those referred to under A-Level Mathematics, there are additional video conferencing opportunities.

Entry requirements:

Please refer to The John of Gaunt Sixth Form entry requirements.


You need to complete one year for the AS Level and two years for the A-Level.  You must also be studying maths alongside further maths.


AS Further Maths: There are two exams, sat in the summer of year 12.  The Further Pure mathematics has double weighting as compared to the optional paper, worth 67% of the overall mark.

A-Level Further Maths: There are four exams, sat in the summer of year 13, each with equal weighting.  The AS grade does not count towards the A-Level grade.  Each exam is 2 hours in duration.

 Moving on:

If you wish to continue with a mathematical related subject at university, this course will give you a real advantage. Anything from a Maths degree to Mechanical Engineering and Accountancy, you will be able to face the mathematical challenge involved.