L2 Further Maths

The AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics is an untiered Level 2 linear qualification for learners who either already have, or are expected to achieve, grades A and A* in GCSE mathematics and are likely to progress to A-Level study in mathematics and possibly further mathematics.

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges” ISAAC NEWTON

Course description

This qualification fills the gap for high achieving students by assessing their higher order mathematical skills, particularly in algebraic reasoning, in greater depth without infringing upon AS Level mathematics, thus preparing them fully to maximise their potential in further studies at Level 3.

It offers the opportunity for stretch and challenge that builds on the Key Stage 4 curriculum and is intended as an additional qualification to the GCSE Mathematics, rather than as a replacement. The content assumes prior knowledge of the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study and covers the areas of algebra and geometry, which are crucial to further study in the subject, in greater depth and breadth.

This qualification places an emphasis on higher order technical proficiency, rigorous argument and problem solving skills. It also gives an introduction to calculus and matrices and develops further skills in trigonometry, functions and graphs.

Exam board

  • AQA

Course code

  • 8360

Exam board website

Link to past papers


Half-Termly assessments from the end of y10

Ways to help my child succeed

Ensure your child has access to a revision guide and access to the internet. Encourage them to complete past papers so that they are confident in what the exam will look like. Remind your child that the only way to revise maths is to practise maths.

Useful websites

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