Further Mathematics extends the topics studied in A Level Mathematics. Many of the topics act as a stepping stone to ideas which will be explored in the first year of a mathematical degree course.
This is a good A-level to study for students wanting to continue Mathematics at university or for students that are particularly gifted at Mathematics and have a real interest in the subject.
The course covers pure content (including algebra, calculus, sequences, complex numbers) and applied content (mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics).
Students must also choose A Level Mathematics, which is taught alongside this subject.
Exam board: Edexcel
Essential Entry Requirements: Standard Sixth Form requirements and grade 8 or above in GCSE Mathematics
Pre-Course Material: This is available here.
To achieve an A Level in Further Maths, there will be 4 one and a half hour exams at the end of Year 2.
Trip to Maths Inspiration Show - Approximately £17 (optional but highly recommended)
Scientific calculator is CASIO ‘ClassWiz’ fx-991EX - £25 (This specific model is ESSENTIAL – speak to the maths department if you need advice before purchasing)
Graphical Calculator - £40-£50 (optional but strongly advised)
Text books are available for use in school, but students will need to purchase their own for home use.