# Further Mathematics

## SUBJECT GUIDE

**Exam Board:** Pearson Edexcel

**Course Duration:** 1/2 years

## WHY STUDY FURTHER MATHEMATICS?

Further A-level mathematics is the companion piece to A-level mathematics. It consists of advanced topics in pure mathematics, mechanics, statistics and theoretical computer science (or decision mathematics, as is called at school) and is commensurately demanding. Anyone wishing to read physics, engineering, computer science or mathematics at university should consider it.

## Further Mathematics A Level Course Content At A Glance

Paper 1. Core Pure Mathematics 1 9FMO/01 | Paper 2. Core Pure Mathematics 2 9FMO/02 |

1.Proof 2.Complex numbers 3.Matrices 4.Further algebra & functions 5.Further calculus 6.Further vectors 7.Polar coordinates 8.Hyperbolic functions 9.Differential equations. |
1.Proof 2.Complex numbers 3.Matrices 4.Further algebra & functions 5.Further calculus 6.Further vectors 7.Polar coordinates 8.Hyperbolic functions 9.Differential equations. |

Paper 3. Further Mathematics Option 1 9FMO/3A – 3D The student takes one option from the following four. |
Paper 4. Further Mathematics Option 2 9FMO/4A – 4G The student takes one option from the following seven. |

A. Further Pure Mathematics 1 B. Further Statistics 1 C. Further Mechanics 1 D. Decision Mathematics 1 |
A. Further Pure Mathematics 2 B. Further Statistics 1 C. Further Mechanics 2 D. Decision Mathematics 1 E. Further Statistics 2 F. Further Mechanics 2 G. Decision mathematics2 |

## Assessment

**Paper 1:** Paper 1 may contain questions on any part of the pure mathematics syllabus. All questions should be attempted. The examination is 1.5 hours long and the maximum obtainable mark is 75.

**Paper 2**: Paper 2 may contain questions on any part of the pure mathematics syllabus. All questions should be attempted. The examination is 1.5 hours long and the maximum obtainable mark is 75.

**Papers 3 & 4:** Each examination is 1.5 hours long. All questions should be attempted and the maximum mark obtainable for either is 75.

**Academic Skills**

Analysis, problem-solving, dealing with abstraction.

**Course Text Book**

Series: Edexcel AS/A-level further mathematics

**Title:** Core Pure Mathematics 1

ISBN: 9781292183336

**Title:** Core Pure Mathematics 2

ISBN: 9781292183343

**Title:** Decision Mathematics 1

ISBN: 9781292183299

**Title:** Decision Mathematics 2

ISBN: 9781292183305

**Title:** Further Statistics 1

ISBN: 9781292183374

**Title:** Further Statistics 2

ISBN: 97811292183381

**Title:** Further Mechanics 1

ISBN: 9781292183312

**Title:** Further Mechanics 2

ISBN: 9781292183329

**Title:** Further Pure Mathematics 1

ISBN: 9781292183350

**Title:** Further Pure Mathematics 2

ISBN: 9781292183367

**Recommended Reading**

How To Think Like A Mathematician by K. Houston, C. U. P.

**Recommended Websites/Blogs**

Edexcel's website contains a copy of the syllabus, past papers etc.

**Progression**

The mathematics A-level contains very much less than it once did, for which reason many more university admissions tutors are keen to see further mathematics on a candidate's list of qualifications. Students interested in mathematics, the sciences or economics should check the entry requirements for their courses early, and then seek advice.

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