A Level Further Mathematics (Legacy)

What is Further Mathematics?

A level Further Mathematics builds upon those skills acquired while studying Mathematics. It is, in particular, a qualification which both broadens and extends the topics covered in AS/A level Mathematics.

What sort of student does it suit and what will you get out of the course?

This is a challenging course for those with a real interest in and aptitude for the subject. The training in logic that the course provides is appropriate to most subjects and the course supports most careers in the fields of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Computing, Accountancy and Economics. It equips you with skills such as logistic analysis and deduction, data handling, mathematical modelling and problem solving, all of which can be applied in almost any field of work.

AS Level

MPW approach to AS study

The AS Further Mathematics course is taught separately from the A level Mathematics course and is delivered systematically, unit by unit, with much interactive discussion in our small groups. Regular homework, timed assignments and practice examination questions are all analysed in detail in lessons so that students become thoroughly familiar with the application of all the mathematical concepts involved.

AS Specification Number
Edexcel 8372

 

Unit 1 (C1)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Algebra and functions, co-ordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, sequences and series, differentiation, integration.

Unit 2 (C2)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Algebra and functions, co-ordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration.

Unit 3 (C3)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods.

Unit 4 (S1)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Mathematical models in probability and statistics, representation and summary of data, probability, correlation and regression, discrete random variables, discrete distributions, the normal distribution.

Unit 5 (FP1)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Series; complex numbers; numerical solution of equations; coordinate systems, matrix algebra, proof.

Unit 6 (M1)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments.

Reading List

AuthorTitlePublisher
Pledger (ed)  Modular Maths Edexcel Further Pure Mathematics 1  Heinemann 

 

A2 Level

MPW approach to A2 study

The A2 Further Mathematics course is also taught separately from the A level Mathematics course and ultimately results in A level qualifications in Mathematics and Further Mathematics. The course is followed in the same systematic way as is required at AS level. The intellectual demands of A2 level work, however, mean that students must expect to work extremely hard. Breadth of study, depth of analysis and exam technique are crucial to achieving top grades.

A2 Specification Number
Edexcel 9372

 

Unit 7 (C4)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors.

Unit 8 (FP2)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Inequalities; series, first order differential equations; second order differential equations; further complex numbers, Maclaurin and Taylor series.

Unit 9 (D1)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Algorithms; algorithms on graphs; the route inspection problem; critical path analysis; linear programming; matchings.

Unit 10 (M2)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; centres of mass; work and energy; collisions; statics of rigid bodies.

Unit 11 (S2)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
The Binomial and Poisson distributions; continuous random variables; continuous distributions; samples; hypothesis tests.

Unit 12 (D2)
16.67%
1h 30m exam
Transportation problems; allocation (assignment) problems; the travelling salesman; game theory; further linear programming, dynamic programming; flows in networks.

Reading List

AuthorTitlePublisher
Pledger (ed)  Modular Maths Edexcel Further Pure Mathematics 1  Heinemann 

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