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Further Mathematics (AQA)

Students should consider Further Mathematics in addition to Mathematics if they are considering going to university to read any subject with a significant Mathematical content e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computing.

A Level
Paper 1 and Paper 2 assess:

  • Pure Maths: complex numbers, matrices, further algebra and functions, further calculus, further vectors, polar coordinates, proof, hyperbolic functions, differential equations, trigonometry, numerical methods and coordinate geometry.

Paper 1: Written exam, 2 hours, 1/3 of A Level
Paper 2: Written exam, 2 hours, 1/3 of A Level
Paper 3:  Written exam, 2 hours, 1/3 of A Level assesses:

  • Any of the following routes: Discrete and Mechanics or Discrete and Statistics or Mechanics and Statistics
  • Mechanics: dimensional analysis, momentum and collisions, work, energy and power and circular motion.
  • Statistics: discrete random variables, Poisson distribution, type 1 and type 2 errors and power of a test, continuous random variables, exponential distribution and inference.
  • Discrete: graphs, networks, network flow, linear programming, critical path analysis, game theory for zero sum games, binary operations and group theory.

Minimum Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics

Updated January 2019