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Further Mathematics

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Exam Board: Edexcel

Course overview

Further Mathematics incorporates all of the A Level course and you will spend the year studying both the mathematics and further mathematics syllabuses simultaneously.

The pure course is expanded to include matrices, complex numbers, differential equations and proof. It starts to deal more explicitly with the concept of infinity, and looks at the links between the imaginary and real mathematical worlds.

The remaining applied content will be determined in consultation with the groups but is likely to include elements of decision mathematics which from 2017 will only be covered in Further Mathematics.

To opt for Further Mathematics you need to pick Further Mathematics in the option Block containing Further Mathematics and Mat​hematics in one of the other blocks. This will count as two choices but you should still pick another 2 options to take your total to 4 A Levels. Any questions please email Mr Alonzi.

As well as the 3 exams required for the Mathematics A Level part of the course, you will have an extra 4 exams

(2 Further pure and 2 Options) of 1.5 hours each. 

Who should consider Further Mathematics?

Further Mathematics A Level is particularly valuable to students who intend to read Mathematics or Mathematics related courses at university.  It is always taken in addition to A Level Mathematics.

Entry requirements

If you opt for Double Mathematics (i.e. both Mathematics A Level and Further Mathematics A Level) you should have at least a grade 7 at GCSE Mathematics although an 8 would be advisable.

Contact: Mr Alonzi, Head of Mathematics