Further Maths A Level

Level Three
Exam Board: AQA
Assessment: 100% Examination (4 papers worth 25% of the final grade. P1 & P2 Compulsary Pure, P3 & P4 Options)

Course Content

Paper 1 and Paper 2 

A: Proof
B: Complex numbers
C: Matrices
D: Further Algebra and Functions
E: Further Calculus
F: Further Vectors
G: Polar coordinates
H: Hyperbolic functions
I: Differential Equations

Paper 3
Students must take an option in Further Pure 1, Further Statistics 1, Further Mechanics 1 or Decision Mathematics

Paper 4
Students must take an option in Further Pure 2, Further Statistics 1, Further Mechanics 1, Decision Mathematics 1, Further Mechanics 2, Further Statistics 2 or Further Decision 2

Why Study Further Maths?

  • Maths will help you in your other subjects. Subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Computing, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, (and many more) rely on you having good mathematical skills.
  • Further Mathematics A-Level is well respected by employers and admissions tutors for all degree subjects. A-level Mathematics gives you transferable skills for the real world, logical skills, analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • The figures add up. Forecasts predict that 2,400,000 people with STEM skills are needed to enter the workforce from 2017. As technology continues to develop, more mathematically reliant jobs are created.
  • To be rich! On average people who have studied A-level Further Maths earn 12% more than those who haven’t. Even those who don’t get the top grades earn 8% more. Earning potential is huge in certain areas.
  • It’s fun! If Maths was one of your favourite subjects at school, you will love new topics in Further Mathematics.

Why choose The Deanery?

  • Outstanding success rates: In 2016 and 2017 AS and A level Further Mathematics had a 100% pass rate.
  • Outstanding High Grades: In 2016 100% A2 Further Mathematics achieved an A*, In 2017 100* students achieved A*- B grade
  • Exceptional value added and high grades: Students achieve higher grades than their target grade and the value added for Further Mathematics at the Deanery is one of the highest in the northwest.
  • Smaller class sizes: Further Mathematics classes are small enabling students to access individual support from the teacher during lesson time.
  • Extensive enrichment opportunities available including:
    • Trips to Universities including Russell group Universities.
    • Further Mathematics events at Manchester and Edge Hill Universities.
    • Residential stays at Oxbridge
    • University STEM days
    • UK Mathematics challenges
    • Individual support with University applications for Mathematics including practice interviews and STEP / AEA paper support.

What could this subject lead to?

Further Mathematics at A level is a highly respected qualification and can lead to a diverse range of careers: Advertising & Marketing, Finance & Banking, Business & Operational Research, Insurance & Risk Civil Service, Engineering, IT & Computers, Medicine and Health, The Natural and Life Sciences and many more.

What support is available for A Level Further Maths students?

  • Students can complete extra qualifications such as AEA and STEP.
  • Weekly intervention sessions on a Thursday evening 3-4pm.
  • Additional intervention sessions on request (during study periods and 1-1s at 3-4pm).
  • Revision days – held the day before the exam.
  • Revision mornings – held the morning of the exam (starting as early as 7.30am).
  • Study leave revision sessions are available in all periods during study leave (staffed by A Level Further Maths teachers).
  • Easter School and May Half Term School.
  • Individual Study Packs.
  • Re-sit Classes.

Course Information – AS Level

From September 2017, the AS level Further Mathematics course is a 1-year linear course with all exams being taken at the end of the year. If a student then continues to the full A level, the AS grade will be discounted. Below are details of the syllabus content and assessment details.

Core Content Assessment details
  • B: Complex numbers
  • C: Matrices
  • D: Further Algebra and Functions
  • E: Further Calculus
  • F: Further Vectors
  • G: Polar coordinates
  • H: Hyperbolic functions
  • L: Coordinate Geometry – Loci

Options

Students must study two of these options.

  • Optional application 1 – mechanics
  • Optional application 2 – statistics
  • Optional application 3 – discrete

 

Both exams last for 1 hour 30 minutes, count 50% of the overall As grade and are out of 80 marks.

Paper 1 content

  • B: Complex numbers
  • D: Further Algebra and Functions
  • E: Further Calculus
  • F: Further Vectors
  • G: Polar coordinates
  • H: Hyperbolic functions

Paper 2 content

One question paper answer booklet on Discrete and One question paper answer booklet on Statistics.

OR

One question paper answer booklet on Statistics, one question paper answer booklet on Mechanics.

OR

One question paper answer booklet on Mechanics and one question paper answer booklet on Discrete

Course Information – A Level

From September 2017, the A level Further Mathematics course is a 2 year linear course with all exams being taken at the end of the second year. Below are details of the syllabus content and assessment details.

Core Content Assessment details
 

  • A: Proof
  • B: Complex numbers
  • C: Matrices
  • D: Further Algebra and Functions
  • E: Further Calculus
  • F: Further Vectors
  • G: Polar coordinates
  • H: Hyperbolic functions
  • I: Differential equations
  • J: Trigonometry
  • L: Coordinate geometry

Options

Students must study two of these options.

  • Optional application 1 – mechanics
  • Optional application 2 – statistics
  • Optional application 3 – discrete
All exams last for 2 hours and are worth 100 marks. Each count 1/3 of the overall grade.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 content

  • A: Proof
  • B: Complex numbers
  • C: Matrices
  • D: Further Algebra and Functions
  • E: Further Calculus
  • F: Further Vectors
  • G: Polar coordinates
  • H: Hyperbolic functions
  • I: Differential equations
  • J: Trigonometry
  • L: Coordinate geometry

Paper 3 Content

One question paper answer booklet on Discrete and One question paper answer booklet on Statistics.

OR

One question paper answer booklet on Statistics, one question paper answer booklet on Mechanics.

OR

One question paper answer booklet on Mechanics and one question paper answer booklet on Discrete 

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