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Mathematics - Further

Specific Course Entry Requirements

Average GCSE grade of 5.5 and at least grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics

Examination Levels Offered AS and A-Level
Examination Board Edexcel

A-level Further Mathematics is for exceptionally high achieving Mathematics students who intend to continue studying a Mathematics related subject at degree level.  The course moves at a very fast pace and students will study their Further Mathematics A-level alongside their Mathematics A-level. Students will leave with two A-levels, one in A-level Mathematics and one in A-level Further Mathematics.

New Areas of Mathematics
The content will be the same as that taught on the A-level Mathematics course as well as the following:

  • Further Pure - Students will study topics such as Complex Numbers, Matrices and Proof, alongside others
  • Decision - Students will study topics such as Algorithms, Critical Path Analysis and Linear Programming
  • One other option TBC by staff – Students must take one further unit in Pure, Mechanics, Statistics or Decision 

Course Content and Assessment Details 

The Mathematics A-level content will be studied in parallel with the following: 

Paper

Weighting

Time

Paper 1 (Core Pure 1)

25%

1.5 hours

Paper 2 (Core Pure 2)

25%

1.5 hours

Paper 3 (Decision 1)

25%

1.5 hours

Paper 4 (Option chosen by staff)

25%

1.5 hours

Core Pure 1 and Decision 1 are studied in Year 12. Core Pure 2 and a second option are studied in Year 13.

Each qualification requires six hours of exams and each of the units are equally weighted within each qualification. All papers are calculator papers. Papers for both the Mathematics A-level and the Further Mathematics A-level are sat at the end of Year 13, however there may be an option to sit the Further Mathematics AS level at the end of Year 13.

 

 

Staff Contact:
Mr S Stodart - steven.stodart@oxted.thpt.org.uk