**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:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Mathematics/2017/specification-and-sample-assesment/a-level-l3-further-mathematics-specification.pdf