Fast Track A Level Further Maths

L3 Level 3
Full Time
7 September 2020 — 11 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This is a one-year course and should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

A2 level Further Mathematics is a good choice because of the flexibility that it provides:

  • It supports other subjects such as all three sciences, Psychology, Information Technology and many others.
  • It is recommended that any student wanting to go onto University to study a STEM subject (especially mathematics or engineering) should study further mathematics.
  • It develops your ability to think logically and present formal arguments, which is essential in any career.
  • It is a challenging qualification, welcomed by all universities, whichever degree course you apply to study.
  • Each unit will be examined with the aid of a calculator

What you will study

After studying units 1, 2 and 3 at AS, at A2 students must take a further 2 units -  Unit 4 and either Unit 5 or Unit 6.

A2 Unit 4: Further Pure Mathematics B

  • Written examination: 2 hours 30 min; 35% of qualification
  • The exam comprise a number of short and longer, both structured and unstructured questions, which may be set on any part of the subject content of the unit.  A number of questions will assess learners' understanding of more than one topic from the subject content.

A2 Unit 5: Further Statistics B   or  A2 Unit 6: Further Mechanics B

  • Written examination: 1 hour 45 mins; 25% of qualification

To access full details about the specifications (maths and further maths) please use the following link:  

Teaching and assessment

  • Two exams

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

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
  • 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

7 September 2020

End date

11 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

9 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



WJEC L3 Advanced GCE in Further Maths


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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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City Centre Campus,

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