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### Further Maths

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

Further Mathematics is an A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. You will find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating and empowering course. For someone who enjoys Mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts. It also enables you to distinguish yourself as an able mathematician in the University and Employment market.

In the new Further Mathematics A level, all students will be assessed based on their knowledge of Pure Mathematics and a component that is based on Applied mathematics. This Applied unit is Decision Mathematics (an area of maths not covered in the new Maths A level). The Pure unit and the Applied unit are each worth 50% of the course.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

**YEAR 1**

The Pure Maths element of the course includes:

- Proof
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Further Algebra
- Functions

The Applied (Decision Maths) element of the course includes:

- Sorting algorithms
- Algorithms on graphs (eg Prim’s and Kruskal’s algorithm)
- Critical path analysis
- Linear Programming

**YEAR 2**

The Pure Maths element of the course includes:

- Additional Complex numbers,
- Additional Matrices,
- Additional Further Algebra and Functions,
- Further Calculus,
- Further Vectors,
- Polar Coordinates,
- Hyperbolic Functions and Differential Equations

The Applied (Decision Maths) element of the course includes:

- Additional Algorithms on graphs (eg Floyd’s algorithm)
- Additional Critical Path Analysis
- Additional Linear Programming

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

WHERE CAN IT LEAD?

Further Mathematics makes the transition to a mathematics-related University course easier.

QUALIFICATION

**A Level**

EXAM BOARD

**Edexcel**

COURSE STAFF

**Ms L Fryatt**

**Mr D Kennedy**

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of a grade 8 at GCSE Mathematics is required. Must be studied alongisde A level Mathematics.

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