This course extends the content from the single
Mathematics A Level, and introduces new, more conceptual
areas of mathematics.
Topics covered include: proof, complex numbers, matrices,
further algebra and functions, further calculus, further
vectors, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions, differential
In the route we have chosen to follow, the two additional
units that students will study are as follows:
• Discrete probability distributions
• Poisson & binomial distributions
• Hypothesis testing
• Central limit theorem
• Chi squared tests
• Probability generating functions
• Momentum and impulse
• Work, energy and power
• Elastic collisions in one dimension
• Elastic strings and springs and energy
• Elastic collisions in two dimensions
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language
Grade 7 in Mathematics
Further Mathematics is a difficult A Level, with the content
being significantly more challenging than that of the regular
Mathematics A Level. Further Mathematics goes beyond the
content of other A levels, but would support Physics well.
Students who have a real passion for Mathematics and want to
pursue this at university should consider Further Mathematics.
The skills developed through the course are highly valued
by all universities, particularly for courses including Physics,
Engineering, Architecture and Mathematics.