Further maths is a subject for students who are exceptionally good mathematicians and should be seen as a progression from mathematics A Level rather than a discrete subject in its own right. The subject builds on the skills and knowledge learned in Mathematics A Level.

It is important and in some cases, essential for students who wish to study Maths, Physics or Engineering at university to take Further Mathematics in order to demonstrate they have a strong command of mathematics. Students with Maths and Further Maths should be careful when making university choices to ensure that the universities they apply to will consider them as separate A Levels and that they have sufficient breadth from their other A Level subject to meet the entry requirements for the course they intend to take.