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What is Further Mathematics?

Further Mathematics involves studying both pure and applied modules. All students will study mathematical argument; language and proof; mathematical problem solving; and mathematical modelling. They will also be able to choose two options from mechanics, statistics, and discrete mathematics.

How is it studied?

This A Level qualification builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the GCSE subject content for Mathematics and in the subject content for AS and A Level Mathematics.

How is A Level Further Mathematics assessed?

 

Unit Modules Weighting Format
Paper 1 May assess content from the following sections:

A: Proof

B: Complex Numbers

C: Matrices

D: Further Algebra and Functions

E: Further Calculus

F: Further Vectors

G: Polar Coordinates

H: Hyperbolic Functions

I: Differential Equations

J: Trigonometry

K: Numerical Methods

 

33.3% Written exam: 2 hours.

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 2 May assess content from the following sections:

A: Proof

B: Complex Numbers

C: Matrices

D: Further Algebra and Functions

E: Further Calculus

F: Further Vectors

G: Polar Coordinates

H: Hyperbolic Functions

I: Differential Equations

J: Trigonometry

K: Numerical Methods

 

·         33.3% ·         Written exam: 2 hours.

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 3 One question paper answer booklet on discrete mathematics and one question paper answer booklet on statistics, mechanics, or discrete ·       33.3% ·         Written exam: 2 hours.

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

 

Exam Board:

Edexcel OCR AQA

What do I need?

A good pass in GCSE/IGCSE Mathematics, preferably A/A* or 7-9 (New Specification). For international students, an IELTS level of 5.5 is the minimum requirement.

What should I study with Further Mathematics?

You will need to study Mathematics A Level. Further Mathematics also complements other mathematical subjects such as Physics. However, it can also contribute to subjects that have a mathematical dimension such as Chemistry, Economics, and Psychology.

What can I do with Further Mathematics A Level?

If you are planning to study for a highly quantitative degree such as Engineering, Sciences, Computing or Economics, an A Level in Further Maths will give you a head start on the mathematical elements of the degree, not to mention showing Admissions Tutors that you can take on very challenging mathematical concepts.