Fast Track A Level Further Maths

L3 Level 3
Full Time
3 September 2024 — 17 June 2025
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This course is predominantly designed for students who intend on studying heavily mathematical degrees. After one year you will have a full A Level in Further Mathematics, you will have twice as many lessons a week compared to a standard A Level course in order to achieve this.

What you will study

You will study a range of mathematical topics, including pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics.

There will be five exams:

  • Unit 1 further pure mathematics A
    • Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins; 13.3% of qualification
  • Unit 2 further statistics A
    • Written examination: 1 hour 30 mins; 13.3% of qualification
  • Unit 3 further mechanics A
    • Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins; 13.3% of qualification
  • Unit 4 further pure mathematics B
    • Written examination: 2 hour 30 mins; 35% of qualification
  • Unit 6 further mechanics B
    • Written examination: 1 hour 45 mins; 25%

Note there is a choice of unit 5 or unit 6 for A2 further maths and we deliver unit 6.

Teaching and assessment

  • Two exams

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

3 September 2024

End date

17 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

9 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



WJEC Level 3 Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics


What our students say

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at CAVC. I feel like it was definitely the right choice for me.  I really enjoyed the Scholars program - the amount of opportunities that were relayed to us were incredible, like going to a STEM competition hosted by a university.”

A Levels Case Study
Joanne Koman
Studying A Levels in further maths, Chemistry and Physics

Career prospects & further study

On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Economics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering (General)
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Need to know

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Next steps

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE