A-Level Further Maths

What will I be learning? 

We follow the Edexcel A-Level Further Mathematics course. You will study topics in Further Pure Mathematics and Applied mathematics. Applied mathematics you will focus on Decision. 

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed with 4 exams at the end of the 2 year course. 
Paper 1 – Pure content (1h30min)
Paper 2 – Pure content (1h30min)
Paper 3 – Decision 1 (1h30min) 
Paper 4 – Decision 2 (1h30min) 

We will give students internal assessments at the end of every chapter and formal mocks in line with the school assessment structure.  

Independent study opportunities

Students are expected to practise the skills learnt in the lesson and complete all of the textbook exercises independently.

What resources do I need? 

Students will be given the Edexcel A-Level Maths books at the beginning of the course, which they are expected to return at the end of the course. Students will need a scientific calculator (Preferably a Casio fx-CG50). Students may wish to purchase revision guides and past paper packs to support their learning.

Are there any extra curricular activities?

Students will take part in some of the UKMT maths challenges. We work with the maths hub and different agencies and as and when any opportunities arise we inform the students. We provide opportunities for students to attend extra courses for STEP and MAT university entrance exams. 

What careers could this lead on to? 

  • Financial Sector – Accounting, Stockbroker, Tax Advisor etc.
  • STEM careers – Engineering, mechanics, Sciences 
  • Teaching

What grades do I need for this course?

A grade 7 is the minimum required grade to study A-Level Further Maths.