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  • A Level Further Mathematics

    A Level Further Mathematics

Introduction

Students with a particular interest in mathematics can choose to take a second A Level in Maths called Further Maths, with some choosing this as a fourth A Level. Further Mathematicians, as well as learning additional compulsory topics in pure maths such as complex numbers and proof by induction get a choice of studying further statistics, mechanics or decision maths. Many topics will require students to apply their knowledge to solving real world problems such modelling the motion of a diving board as a second order differential equation.

Students who do not need a full A Level in Further Maths but are interested in going beyond A Level Maths can follow the course for the first year in order to obtain an AS qualification in the subject.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 8 is required for Further Mathematics. Note that students opting to take Further Mathematics must also take A Level Mathematics as a separate option.

Curriculum Overview & Exam Information

We have included curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support students and parents/carers to have a better and broader understanding of how learning develops in each year group. The curriculum overview documents below indicate: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain, how this unit builds on prior learning, and what mastery will look like for each year group. This year, we have added a catch up summary at the beginning to outline how we will catch up on lost learning during school closure. The red writing also indicates where the curriculum has been changed this academic year to support student catch up.