What will I study? Further Mathematics is designed for students with an enthusiasm for mathematics, many of whom will go on to degrees in mathematics, engineering, the sciences and economics. You will need to have achieved at least grade 8 in GCSE Maths. The qualification is deeper and broader than A Level Mathematics.
Year 12 and 13 Paper 1: Further Pure Mathematics 1 Written examination of 75 marks (1 hr 30 min) Students will study the following topics: Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors
Paper 2: Further Pure Mathematics 2 Written examination of 75 marks (1 hr 30 min). Students will study the following topics: Complex numbers, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations
Paper 3: Further Mathematics Option 1 Written examination of 75 marks (1 hr 30 min) Students will take one of the following options: Further Pure Mathematics 3 - Further calculus, Further differential equations, Coordinate systems, Further vectors, Further numerical methods, Inequalities Further Mechanics 1 - Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centres of mass, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs
Paper 4: Further Mathematics Option 2. Written examination of 75 marks (1 hr 30 min) Students will take one of the following options: Further Pure Mathematics 4 - Groups, Further calculus, Further matrix algebra, Further complex numbers, Number theory, Further sequences and series Further Mechanics 1 - Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centres of mass, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs Further Mechanics 2 - Further kinematics, Further dynamics, Motion in a circle, Statics of rigid bodies, Elastic collisions in two dimensions
How will I be assessed? The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics consists of four externally examined papers.
What do I need to study the course? GCSE Grade 8 in Mathematics Where will A Level Further Maths lead me? Mathematics is needed for most Physics and Engineering degrees and is strongly recommended or compulsory for many Chemistry degrees. Students who have studied Mathematics at Holy Cross Sixth Form have gone on to study degrees in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Medicine, Social Sciences such as Psychology, Geography, Sociology, Business Studies, Finance and Accounting, Economics and Actuarial Science. There is a demand for qualified mathematics teachers. As most jobs involve some use of numerical or financial data, mathematics graduates are well-placed in the job market. Employers include local government, Civil Service and all areas of industry and business.