Further Mathematics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The aim of the course is that the students will be able to:

develop further the knowledge, skills and mathematical reasoning developed through the A level Mathematics course. Students will have a wider knowledge base and experience different areas of mathematics that are not covered in the Mathematics A level course.  


Details


How will it be delivered?

Paper 1:
Further Pure Mathematics 1 Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes
25% of the qualification
75 marks
Topics such as:
Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors.

Paper 2:
Further Pure Mathematics 2
Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes
25% of the qualification
75 marks
Topics such as:
Complex numbers, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic
functions, Differential equations

Paper 3:
Further Mathematics Option 1
Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes
25% of the qualification
75 marks
Content overview
Students will take one of the following four options
3A: Further Pure Mathematics 3
3B: Further Statistics 1
3C: Further Mechanics 1
3D: Decision Mathematics 1

Paper 4
Further Mathematics Option 2
Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes
25% of the qualification
75 marks
Content overview
Students take one of the following seven options:
4A: Further Pure Mathematics 4
4B: Further Statistics 1, 4C: Further Statistics 2
4D: Further Mechanics 1, 4E: Further Mechanics 2
4F: Decision Mathematics 1, 4G: Decision Mathematics 2


Entry requirements

A Grade 8 or 9 at GCSE Mathematics is required to study Further Mathematics A Level. Like the A level Mathematics course the course is very demanding and requires excellent algebra and problem solving skills. It requires a full knowledge and understanding of all the GCSE content for Mathematics and also knowledge and understanding of the A level Mathematics content.  

Your next steps...

Further Mathematics A level is an excellent foundation for engineering, design, technological and some scientific courses. Students wishing to study mathematical related subjects at University are often required to have studied Further Mathematics A level in addition to Mathematics A level. It is best to check out the requirements at specific Universities to see if the course you want to study needs Further Mathematics, in addition to Mathematics.