Awarding body: Edexcel: Specification AS (8372) / (A29372)
Course content and examination requirements:
AS Level Course content:
Students study the compulsory FP1 pure mathematics unit plus two further applied units
The FP1 pure mathematics unit extends A level knowledge and introduces topics such as complex number theory, matrices and proof.
A2 Level Course content:
At this level students study the compulsory FP2 pure mathematics unit plus two further units.
The FP2 further maths unit extends knowledge of calculus, complex numbers and vectors.
Each unit is assessed by one examination paper lasting 1hour 30 minutes. Each paper has equal weighting (16.67% of the full A level)
A minimum GCSE grade A* in Maths is required.
Further Maths AS is also offered as an additional qualification to be studied over two years.
Relevance to further studies and careers:
Further Mathematics is not an essential requirement to study Mathematics at university but it would be extremely useful and we recommend that students who want to study for a degree in Mathematics should be doing Further Mathematics. Anyone who is considering a degree in a mathematically related subject such as Physics, Engineering etc would also benefit from studying Further Maths.
Teaching staff / further information: Please contact Mrs M Collett (Head of Mathematics). All members of the department are involved in the teaching of Further Mathematics A level.