Further Mathematics

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Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics provides an opportunity to explore in depth the more obscure and interesting aspects of Pure Mathematics that underpin the whole framework of Mathematics. The course is designed for any pupils with a love and curiosity of mathematics.

Examination Board AQA

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics provides an opportunity to explore in depth the more obscure and interesting aspects of Pure Mathematics that underpin the whole framework of Mathematics. The course is designed for any pupils with a love and curiosity of mathematics.

Examination Board AQA

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

Further Mathematics provides an opportunity to explore in-depth the more obscure and interesting aspects of Pure Mathematics that underpin the whole framework of Mathematics. The course is designed for any pupils with a love and curiosity of mathematics.

 
Further Pure 
  • Complex numbers and matrices

  • Roots of quadratic equations

  • Numerical methods including sums of series and calculus

  • Graphing functions

  • Develops the algebra of matrices and determinants

  • Solution of linear equations
 
Discrete
  • Graphs and Networks
  • Critical path Analysis
  • Game Theory
  • Linear Programming
  • Abstract algebra 
Mechanics
  • Moments
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Momentum and Collisions
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Circular Motion
 
Course Leader of Further Mathematics

Mr Nichols

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE Maths 7+
  • You MUST also be enrolled on the A Level Mathematics course 

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Paper 1Pure Mathematics3 hour written paper exam1/3
Paper 2Pure Mathematics3 hour written paper exam1/3
Paper 3Discrete Mathematics and Mechanics3 hour written paper exam1/3

There is no coursework.

Progression Route

This qualification provides a significant advantage to students taking Mathematics at university and is also a useful addition for those interested in Medical Sciences.

 

Furthermore, the analysis and logic required by students studying Further Mathematics will prove invaluable to students undertaking any higher education course.

How do I prepare? 

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AQA A Level Maths Year 1 & 2 Statistics Student Workbook
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Course Leader of Further Mathematics
Mr Nichols jack.nichols@woodgreenacademy.co.uk