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.

**Paper 1:
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Further Pure Mathematics 1 Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

25% of the qualification

75 marks

** Topics such as:
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Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors.

**Paper 2:
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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:
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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

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.

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.