|Exam Board||Entry Requirements||Subject Leader|
|Edexcel||Students must have at least a grade 8 at GCSE||Miss M Carpenter|
To develop an understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.
Core Paper 1
Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors.
Core Paper 2
Complex Numbers, Further Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Polar Coordinates, Hyperbolic Functions and Differential equations
Summary Paper 3
F Statistics 1
Distributions (Discrete and Continuous), Hypothesis Testing and Chi squared tests.
F Mechanics 1
Momentum and Impulse, Collisions, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs.
Summary Paper 4
F Statistics 2
Probability distributions, Combinations of random variables, other hypothesis tests, Probability generating functions, Quality of tests.
F Mechanics 2
Further kinematics, Further dynamics, Motion in a circle, Elastic collisions in two dimensions
The A level consists of 4, one hour and 30 minute papers, each out of 75. The options for Paper 3 and 4 are given as above.
Progression onto Higher Education/Vocational Destinations
A level Further Mathematics is an acceptable qualification for degrees in Mathematics, Biological sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, computer science, medicine and vocational fields such as law, accountancy, surveying etc.
A level Mathematics is an acceptable entry qualification into careers in banking, accountancy and other financial and business areas, engineering, computing, electronics, surveying, architecture, etc.