This is a challenging and rigorous course which develops analytical and problem-solving skills through learning and applying mathematical techniques and methods. The course will be of interest to those who enjoy the satisfaction of solving problems. The Pure (or core) Mathematics course includes work involving aspects of algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, calculus, numerical methods and vectors, The applied units take those skills and apply them in the areas of Statistics and Mechanics.
This is a well-regarded qualification that has the potential to open up many doors in the future. It will support anyone who is studying any subject which involves some work with figures or data especially Science subjects, Economics and Psychology.
Many A level students continue their studies at degree level in this or a related subject. It is necessary for the further study of Mathematics at University and highly desirable for many other subjects, particularly the Sciences. Many Universities also require the study of Further Mathematics for Mathematics degrees.