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Why study Further Mathematics?
It is a challenging qualification, which both extends and deepens your knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A Level Mathematics. Any student capable of passing an AS/A Level in Mathematics should also be able to pass AS Further Mathematics. Studying Further Mathematics consolidates and reinforces your standard A Level Mathematics work, helping you to achieve your best possible grades.
Students who have studied Further Mathematics find the transition to such degrees far more straightforward. Further Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly welcomed by universities. Students who take Further Mathematics are really demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning mathematics that is very useful for any mathematically rich degree. Some prestigious university courses require you to have a Further Mathematics qualification and others may adjust their grade requirements more favourably to students with Further Mathematics.
If you are planning to take a degree such as Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Finance/ Economics, or perhaps Mathematics itself, you will benefit enormously from taking Further Mathematics, at least to AS Level. AS Further Mathematics introduces new topics such as matrices and complex numbers that are vital in many STEM degrees. This subject has been chosen by students who are considering Mathematics or STEM based degrees. Many of the top universities require Further Mathematics at least to AS Level for Engineering. These students have gone onto study Mathematics at university at UCL, Edinburgh and Bristol.