The International A level in Further Mathematics is your ultimate mathematical challenge. This course covers a double A level, comprising an A level in Mathematics and an additional A level in Further Mathematics. Not only will you master advanced topics in pure mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and proof, but you’ll also dive into advanced mechanics and statistics, and you’ll also study a module in Decision Maths, useful for budding programmers. It’s all about pushing your mathematical boundaries, discovering the profound connections between different areas of mathematics, and learning to apply mathematics to real-world problems. Whether you aspire to become a mathematician, engineer, data scientist, or simply want to conquer the highest peaks of mathematical knowledge, this course propels you into a world of limitless mathematical possibilities.

- Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
- Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
- Weekly teacher-marked homework.
- Half termly reports.
- Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
- Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
- A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email

Qualification | International AS Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics, International A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics. This is a combined course which results in a double qualification. |

Exam board | Edexcel |

Exams available | January, June and October |

Course length | 2 years A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics combined |

Weekly study time | 4 x 45-minute live lessons, 10 x 45-minute self-study lessons, 2 x 45-minute teacher-marked homework |

Class size | Maximum 10 |

Course start | September |

Recommended | For Mathematics and Further Mathematics combined, approximately 200 x 45-minute individual tutoring lessons, 500 x 45-minute self-study lessons, 100 x 45-minute teacher-marked homework. Pace and level of commitment determined by individual needs. |

Course start | Flexible |

- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry in the (x, y)
- Trigonometry
- Differentiation
- Integration

- Proof
- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
- Sequences and series
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Trigonometry
- Differentiation
- Integration

- Mathematical models in mechanics
- Vectors in mechanics
- Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line
- Dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane
- Statics of a particle
- Moments

- Algebra and functions
- Trigonometry
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Numerical methods

- Mathematical models in probability and statistics
- Representation and summary of data
- Probability
- Correlation and regression
- Discrete random variables
- Discrete distributions
- The Normal distribution

- Complex numbers
- Roots of quadratic equations
- Numerical solution of equations
- Coordinate systems
- Matrix algebra
- Transformations using matrices
- Series
- Proof

- Proof
- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
- Binomial expansion
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Vectors

- Inequalities
- Series
- Further complex numbers
- First order differential equations
- Second order differential equations
- Maclaurin and Taylor series
- Polar coordinates

- Hyperbolic functions
- Further coordinate systems
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Vectors
- Further matrix algebra

- Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane
- Centres of mass
- Work and energy
- Collisions
- Statics of rigid bodies

- The Binomial and Poisson distributions
- Continuous random variables
- Continuous distributions
- Samples
- Hypothesis tests

- Algorithms
- Algorithms on graphs
- Algorithms on graphs II
- Critical path analysis
- Linear programming

Year 12 AS Mathematics Modules will be cashed in at the end of the year ensuring pupils achieve an AS qualification in Mathematics after year 12. All other modules will in cashed in the following summer, at which point the exam board will select the modules allocated towards A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics which provide the best possible grade outcomes across both qualifications. This means the allocation of modules listed above could vary. For more information take a look at the Edexcel International Mathematics A level Specification: __click here__

- A pass in the Highgrove Online School admissions test for Mathematics A level

- A minimum grade 7 in GCSE Maths, and a strong set of GCSE grades, including several at grade 7 or above.

6 Exams | (90 minutes each exam) |
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Paper 1 | Pure Mathematics 1 (33⅓ % of the total of AS Mathematics, 16⅔ % of the total of A level Mathematics) |

Paper 2 | Pure Mathematics 2 (33⅓ % of the total of AS Mathematics, 16⅔ % of the total of A level Mathematics) |

Paper 3 | Mechanics 1 (33⅓ % of the total of AS Mathematics, 16⅔ % of the total of A level Mathematics) |

Paper 4 | Statistics 1 (16⅔ % of the total of A level Mathematics) |

Paper 5 | Pure Mathematics 3 (16⅔ % of the total of A level Mathematics) |

Paper 6 | Further Pure 1 (33⅓ % of the total of AS Further Mathematics, 16⅔ % of the total of A level Further Mathematics) |

6 Exams | (90 minutes each exam) |
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Paper 7 | Pure Mathematics 4 (16⅔ % of the total of A level Mathematics) |

Paper 8 | Mechanics 2 (33⅓ % of the total of AS Further Mathematics, 16⅔ % of the total of A level Further Mathematics) |

Paper 9 | Further Pure 2 (33⅓ % of the total of AS Further Mathematics, 16⅔ % of the total of A level Further Mathematics) |

Paper 10 | Statistics 2 (16⅔ % of the total of A level Further Mathematics) |

Paper 11 | Further Pure 3 (16⅔ % of the total of A level Further Mathematics) |

Paper 12 | Decision 1 (16⅔ % of the total of A level Further Mathematics) |

A Further Mathematics A level is indispensable for rigorous university courses in mathematics, engineering, computer science, theoretical physics, and economics, particularly at top-tier universities. It not only serves as a foundational qualification but also provides a deeper and more advanced understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques. Further Mathematics is especially valuable for those aspiring to pursue highly quantitative or research-intensive fields, where a strong mathematical background is essential. It also enhances one’s problem-solving skills, making it useful for careers in finance, data science, and any domain where complex mathematical analysis is paramount.

Pupils applying to university in the US should note that Further Mathematics and Mathematics may sometimes be considered as a single subject rather than a double award. In the UK there can be a preference for candidates holding four A levels rather than three when one of these A levels is Further Mathematics.

Our core A level subjects are taught in group classes via a combination of interactive self-study lessons and live lessons led by an expert teacher:

We have an even wider selection of A levels available via our independent learning and tutoring programmes, including: