GCSE Further Mathematics

About the course

This Level 2 certificate award is for studied during Years 10 and 11. In Further Maths, you will learn to reason logically and interpret and communicate mathematical information. You will develop skills in and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, learning to apply mathematical techniques to solve a variety of problems.

Overview of units

The course content is built around a number of broad subject areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Matrix transformations

Entry requirements

This qualification is aimed at students who already have or expect to get grades A and A* in GCSE Mathematics and who are likely to continue to study maths at a higher level, such as A Level.


This course follows the AQA Linear A* to C Level 2 Certificate. You will sit two examination papers in the summer of Year 11 to gain your qualification. Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. Paper 2 is a – hour exam in which a calculator is allowed. There is no coursework in the GCSE Mathematics course.

Where you can go next

Mathematics is an essential tool for a wide range of subjects and careers. The higher demands of this maths qualification are valuable for further study in maths, science and engineering subjects.

Information from the examination body

Full details of this course can be found at the AQA website.

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