LEVEL: A Level – Linear
EXAM BOARD: Edexcel
AIMS OF THE COURSE
- Use and apply standard mathematical techniques
- Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically
- Solve problems with mathematics and in other contexts.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Further Mathematics A Level is aimed at those who are the most mathematically able. Students considering Further Mathematics must also take Mathematics A Level, therefore half of your timetable will be spent working on Maths. This requires tremendous commitment and motivation, but brings also a high level of reward.
Further Mathematics is usually taken by students considering university course with a large proportion of Maths in them; such as Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering etc. Entry requirements on Mathematics degrees are often lowered for those who have Further Mathematics in addition Mathematics A Level.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
4 summer exams at the end of year 13.
Paper 1 and paper 2 (1hr 30 each) assesses content from: Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Calculus, Vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions and Differential equations.
Then two further 1hr 30 papers (paper 3 and paper 4) where a choice of questions that cover further pure mathematics, statistics, mechanics or decision maths.
Further information about this qualifications can be found on the Edexcel website: