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Further Maths

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AS Further Mathematics: This consists of one compulsory module, Core Pure 1, and content from two optional units.  The optional courses that we deliver are Further 1 and Decision 1. 

A-Level Further Mathematics: This consists of two compulsory modules, Core Pure 1 (studied in Year 12) and Core Pure 2, and a continuation of Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Decision 1, the optional units.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in studying maths, engineering, medicine, physics, computing 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 Core Pure 1 exam has double weighting as compared to the optional paper, which consists of both content from both Further Pure 1 and Decision 1.

A-Level Further Maths: There are four exams, sat in the summer of year 13.  Core Pure 1 and Core Pure 2, which are each worth a third of the course.  The two optional units are examined separately, have equal weighting and contribute the final third of the marks.  The AS grade does not count towards the A-Level grade.  

 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.