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    Further Mathematics

    A Level Further Mathematics involves further and deeper study of mathematics and its applications and is taken in addition to Mathematics A Level. It provides a thorough preparation for further mathematical study. Students should be confident in experimenting with and applying their mathematical knowledge. Students are prepared for A Level Mathematics in Year 12 and then for A Level Further Mathematics in Year 13.

    Further Mathematics is assessed by 4 equally weighted papers of duration 1 hour 30 minutes of which 2 are compulsory.

    The compulsory content covers:

    Proof Further vectors
    Complex numbers  Polar coordinates
    Matrices Hyperbolic functions
    Further algebra & functions   Differential equations               

    Further calculus

    Those who qualify in Further Mathematics are in the fortunate position of having a wide range of career and degree choices. In the past, students who have taken Further Mathematics A Level have, as a consequence, achieved good grades in A Level Mathematics and secured places at first rate universities to study Mathematics, Medicine, Economics, Engineering and the Sciences.

    Entry Requirements: As stated in the Admission Policy

    Special Requirements: Including grade 7 or above at GCSE mathematics                                                     

    Exam Board: Edexcel

     

    See also course entries under: Mathematics.