A Level Further Mathematics (Reformed 2017)

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 course is taught systematically with much interactive discussion in our small tutorial groups. Regular homework, timed assignments and practice examination questions are all analysed in detail in tutorials so that students become familiar with application of all the further mathematical concepts involved and hence gain a thorough understanding of the course material.

AS Specification Number
Edexcel 8FM0

 

Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1 (Paper Code 8FM0/01)
Proof, complex numbers, matrices, further algebra and functions, further calculus, further vectors.

Paper 2: Further Statistics 1 and Further Mechanics 1 (Paper code 8FM0/2E)
Discrete probability distributions, Poisson and binomial distributions, chi-squared test, momentum and impulse, work, energy and power, elastic collisions in one dimension

Each paper forms 50% of the final qualification and will consist of a 1 hour 40 minute paper with a total mark of 80. Students must answer all questions and calculators can be used in this assessment.

Reading List

 Edexcel (Pearson) are due to produce a series of their own textbooks for use with the new specification for Mathematics. The details of these books have not yet been released but will be provided as soon as they are known.

A Level

MPW approach to A Level study

The course is taught systematically with much interactive discussion in our small tutorial groups. Regular homework, timed assignments and practice examination questions are all analysed in detail in tutorials so that students become familiar with application of all the further mathematical concepts involved and hence gain a thorough understanding of the course material.

A Level Specification Number
Edexcel 9FM0

 

Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1 (Paper Code 9FM0/01)

Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2 (Paper Code 9FM0/02)
Proof, complex numbers, matrices, further algebra and functions, further calculus, further vectors, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions, differential equations.

Paper 3: Further Statistics 1 (Paper Code 9FM0/3B)
Discrete probability distributions, Poisson and binomial distributions, Geometric and negative binomial distributions, hypothesis testing, central limit theorem, chi squared tests, probability generating functions, quality of tests.

Paper 4: Further Mechanics 1 (Paper Code 9FM0/4C)
Momentum and impulse, work, energy and power, elastic strings and springs and elastic energy, elastic collisions in one dimension, elastic collisions in two dimensions.

Each paper forms 25% of the final qualification and will consist of a 1½ hour paper with a total mark of 75. Students must answer all questions and calculators can be used in this assessment. Paper 1 and Paper 2 may contain questions on any topics from the Pure Mathematics content.

Reading List

Edexcel (Pearson) are due to produce a series of their own textbooks for use with the new specification for Mathematics. The details of these books have not yet been released but will be provided as soon as they are known.