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If students really enjoy Mathematics and are successful at it, then Further Mathematics may be for them. It extends the A Level Mathematics content and can involve an extra application, Decision Mathematics, that looks at how to decide on the best approach to solve problems.

In addition to the A level maths content, students will study:

Further Pure Mathematics - Proof; Complex numbers; Matrices; Further algebra and functions; Further calculus; Further vectors; Polar coordinates; Hyperbolic functions; Differential equations.

Subject Details

Course:

Further Mathematics

FOR ENTRY SEPTEMBER 2022

Exam board: EdExcel

Type of vocational pathway: A-Level

Course Code: 9MF0

There is then a choice between more Pure Maths, Mechanics, Statistics or Decision. Some of the content covered in the different areas is shown below.

• Decision Mathematics - Algorithms and graph theory; Algorithms on graphs; Algorithms on graphs II; Critical path analysis; Linear programming.

• Mechanics - Momentum and impulse; Collisions; Centres of mass; Work and energy; Elastic strings and springs.

• Probability and Statistics - Linear regression; Statistical distributions (discrete); Statistical distributions (continuous); Correlation; Hypothesis testing; Chi squared tests.

We want students who: are motivated and enthusiastic about the magic of Mathematics and who aspire to discover more of its secrets by studying it at a higher level. If students really enjoy Mathematics and are interested in studying Mathematics, or a related subject such as Physics or Engineering, at university, then Further Mathematics is an excellent choice.

How will students be assessed?

The course is assessed externally and is 100% exam.

At end of Year 13, there are four exams:

What other courses does it complement?

It is the natural complement to numerate and scientific subjects, such as Physics and Chemistry and can be useful to study alongside subjects with a statistical component , such as Psychology and Geography.

Next steps - what this course can lead to

Further Mathematics is an advantage for many university courses (including Oxford and Cambridge). It is often a prerequisite for Mathematics degree courses. It is also very useful for many engineering, business, management and teaching courses.

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