To study Further Maths you must also study A Level Maths.
You should study Further Maths if:
Michaela pupils will study the Edexcel Further Maths A Level course. You will learn how to work with imaginary numbers, what a matrix is and how to formulate and apply different algorithms. We also study modules in the applications of Maths to Mechanics, Statistics and Discrete Maths. Further Maths is not necessarily harder Maths, just different Maths.
You will sit three two-hour papers at the end of Year 13:
Students can study Further Maths with any subject they enjoy although studying Further Maths will support you in studying for other sciences, particularly Physics.
Further Maths A Level is incredibly sought-after by employers and universities. Although it is still possible to study a Maths degree at university without taking Further Maths, it does make life harder and you will perhaps have to attend catch-up lectures when you arrive if you have not taken it. The same applies to studying Physics and Economics at some of the top universities (e.g. it is common to study PPE at Oxford without Further Maths, but more common for students taking Economics or Physics as stand-alone degrees at Russell Group Universities to have taken Further Maths).
“Pure mathematics is, in its own way, the poetry of logical ideas.”