It provides a very good foundation for the study of Mathematics at a higher level, which is essential for further study in some Mathematical and Physical sciences, and desirable for many others including Physics, Engineering, Economics, Accountancy and Finance and Computer Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Philosophy, Architecture, Biology, Chemistry and Geology as well as Mathematics itself. Many top universities desire Further Maths at A-Level as a pre-requisite for studying maths based courses.
Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1
Roots of polynomials
Volumes of revolution
Proof by induction
Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2
Further Complex Numbers
Paper 3: Further Pure Mathematics 1
Methods in calculus
Reducible differential equations
Paper 4: Further Mechanics 1
Momentum and impulse
Energy and Power
Elastic, springs and strings
Elastic collisions in one dimension
Elastic collisions in two dimensions
Students are assessed in school using a variety of end of topic tests, end of unit tests and homework assignments. These are monitored closely and are linked to reporting, rewards and interventions
Six 9-5 (A*-C) GCSE grades with at least four at grade 6 (B) including grade 6 in Mathematics and in other subjects to be studied at A level
It is expected that applicants will achieve at least a Level 7 in GCSE Mathematics with the ability to achieve a Level 8.
It can only be taken if students are also studying A level Mathematics
You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Mathematics, related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer, Financial Adviser or Teacher. The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and financial sectors.