Students who enjoy mathematics and who plan to study AS/A level Mathematics in year 12 should have the opportunity to consider studying AS/A level Further Mathematics.
Similarly, students in year 12 who decide they want to study for a degree in a mathematically-rich subject area such as engineering, science, computing, finance/economics, and mathematics itself, should also have the opportunity of AS Further Mathematics in year 13.
Schools and colleges can help provide information and raise awareness about the benefits of studying A level Further Mathematics. The FMSP can support schools and colleges to promote the uptake of Further Mathematics.
Students need to be made aware of the advantages that studying Further Mathematics can give them.
The following are some successful strategies used by schools/colleges to generate interest and enthusiasm, and boost recruitment for Further Mathematics.
Your local FMSP Area Coordinator organises enrichment events for students designed to promote the study of Mathematics and Further Mathematics post-GCSE. If your school is registered with the FMSP then you will receive information about these events. It may also be possible to arrange for someone to come to your school/college to speak to your students. Please contact your local FMSP Area Coordinator if you would like to discuss this.
For a list of reasons for students to study Further Mathematics, please see the Why study Further Maths? page.
It is common for parents and carers to inquire at school and college Open Days about the A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics qualifications. The FMSP has produced a Why Study Mathematics Presentation for teachers to use at open evenings and promotional events. There is a set of Accompanying Notes for the presentation with background data to assist the presenter.
For free leaflets and posters to help you to promote Further Mathematics to your students, please go to the Resources section - Promoting Further Mathematics.
Below are some promotional videos that your students might find interesting
This video highlights how exciting and valuable studying Further Mathematics is. The video was commissioned by Mathematics in Education and Industry and created by EBC Education Ltd.
The video below highlights exciting careers that are available to people who study Further Mathematics. The video was commissioned by Man Group plc, coordinated by MEI/FMSP and produced by Fat Rat Films.
Note these videos are best viewed in High Definition. You can view the video in this format by clicking the play button (at the bottom left) and then the '360p' button (changing it to 720p) which appears further along that bottom selection bar.
You can also download these videos (as seen above hosted on the MEI YouTube Channel), so that you can run it on a computer that is not connected to the internet. Please click
Note each video is 50MB in size so they may take a little time to download!
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
To find out about the FMSP in your area please select a region from the map below: