Mathematics: Further

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Mathematics (Further) – OCR

Course Summary

Futher Mathematics is a fascinating course delving into a variety of different areas and is taken in addition to Mathematics. Amongst myriad other topics you will learn about imaginary and complex numbers, using algorithms to solve real world problems, various discrete probability distributions and how objects behave in collisions.

Further Mathematics is not only complimentary to your study of Mathematics but also, in many cases, introduces you to new and interesting concepts. As a student of Further Mathematics you will enhance your problem solving skills and extend your knowledge of mathematical terminology.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 7 in Mathematics (Grade 8 Recommended)
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 5.5
  • To be studied alongside A Level Mathematics



  • Core Pure including Complex Numbers and Matrices
  • Modelling with Algorithms
  • Statistics
  • Mechanics

Why choose this course?

  • Dedicated facilities and technology
  • Entry into prestigious national competitions
  • Facilitating subject

Where might it lead?

This course provides an excellent foundation for further study in Mathematics and other disciplines that require higher mathematical skills. Students often go on to study and work in areas of Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computing and Economics.


This course is 100% examination based.


Xavier Dunn

"I enjoy everything about being a student at Barton, from the fantastic teachers to the many opportunities I have been given, especially through the TASS Programme."

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