For the unreformed (unitised) specifications, the following rules apply:
certification of AS Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics requires six different units
certification of A level Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics requires nine different units
certification of A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics requires twelve different units
These rules will continue to apply for the lifetime of the unreformed specifications.
For specifications offered by AQA, Pearson and OCR, certification of unreformed AS Further Mathematics or A level Further Mathematics in 2018 requires previous or concurrent certification of the unreformed AS or A level Mathematics specifications. Certification of reformed (linear) AS or A level Mathematics is not sufficient.
Otherwise, there will be no restrictions on certification in the reformed specification (all boards). In particular, there are no restrictions for candidates certificating reformed AS or A level Further Mathematics; previous or concurrent certification of AS or A level Mathematics, though advisable, is not a requirement.
06 February 2018