A Level, Further Maths
A Level Further Mathematics provides an opportunity for enthusiastic and talented mathematicians to take a second A-Level in Mathematics. Students who take this course must have also chosen to study A-Level Mathematics and have a keen interest in studying a broader range of mathematical topics. It is the ideal course for students intending to study mathematics at University as it will extend the topics covered at A-Level Mathematics and introduce new topics.
Students who study further maths must be able to pick up new ideas quickly and link them to other topics. In addition, they should have the capacity to work well independently to develop their skills.
50% of the assessment will be based on students’ understanding of Pure Mathematics and builds upon the topics in A-Level Maths The remaining 50% involves a choice of 2 out of 8 optional units. These units are either Statistics, Mechanics, Decision Maths or more Pure Maths.
To request a subject specialist course tutor to contact you about this course:
Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 4 in GCSE English Language.
Four external examinations:
Core pure Maths = 50%
Decision or Mechanics or Stats or Further Pure Maths = 50%
Compulsory Pure Maths:
Further algebra and functions
Central Limit Theorem
Chi Squared Test
Continuous Probability Distributions
Work, Power and Energy
Motion in a Circle
Optional Decision Maths:
Critical Path Analysis
Optional Further Pure Maths:
Further Differential Equations
Further Sequences and Series
Most students who successfully completed this course have gone on to study mathematics at University. It is desirable for many degree course in mathematics and will make you stand out in related courses, such as engineering and physics.
If you have a passion for mathematics and are keen to deepen your knowledge and study a wider range of topics then A-Level further maths is for you.
As the content of the course is flexible studying A-Level Further mathematics offers a unique opportunity to adapt the curriculum to include more of the topics which interest you.