Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel
The aims of the course are as follows:
- Give students a deep insight of Pure Maths (Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry) and its applications to Mechanics, Statistics, Further Pure Maths and/or Decision Maths.
- Challenge students to stretch their knowledge by enhancing their problem solving skills.
- Provide students with the confidence and skills needed to succeed in careers such as Engineering, Physics or Mathematics, since after completing the Further Maths course they will be familiar with most of the content they will have to face in the first year of these subjects at university.
Further Mathematics A Level is aimed at talented students with excellent maths skills and abstract thinking abilities, who have a clear intention of studying Maths, Physics or Engineering at university.
Students should have Grade 8 or higher in GCSE English and Mathematics, or the equivalent grade/mark in their national system of secondary education.
The course consists of a common Core Pure Maths component and students can then choose between Further Pure Maths, Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Maths.
During the course, students will have to deal with very challenging problems that will demand from them the ability to be creative, make deductions, link concepts from different topics and reason to a high level with a very reliable number manipulation.