Further Mathematics

St Peter's School

Further Mathematics

Further MathsThe Course

Further Mathematics is an A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. For someone who is good at, and who enjoys
mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and more sophisticated
mathematical concepts. It enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the university and employment market.

As well as building on algebra and calculus introduced in A level Mathematics, the A level Further Mathematics core content introduces complex numbers and matrices, fundamental mathematical ideas with wide applications in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences and computing. Further applied maths ideas will also be studied which will build upon the topics covered in the A level Mathematics course.

Assessment

  • Paper 1 - 1hr 30m
    Further Pure 1
  • Paper 2 - 1hr 30m
    Further Pure 2
  • Paper 3 - 1hr 30m
    Further Mechanics 1
  • Paper 4 - 1hr 30m
    Further Statistics/ Further Mechanics 2 (to be confirmed)

Examination Board: Edexcel

Additional Notes

Anyone considering A Level Further Mathematics must discuss this with their Mathematics Teacher. A minimum of twelve periods per week in both Sixth Form years will be required to cover the content of A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

In the Lower Sixth, it is expected that Further Mathematics is taken in addition to four other subjects.