# Further Maths - A Level

## Science and Mathematics

#### What will you be working towards?

Code |
PG14 |

Qualification Type |
GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent |

Qualification Level |
Level 3 |

Course type |
Full Time |

#### Overview

What is an imaginary number? Why can we achieve higher acceleration at lower speeds than at higher speeds? What is the difference between Maths and Further Maths? Further Mathematics is designed to extend the knowledge acquired at GCSE in more abstract and complicated ways than A Level Mathematics allows for.

If you are thinking of taking Mathematics or Engineering courses at University, then Further Mathematics is always useful and can sometimes be a requirement.

The new Edexcel Further Mathematics A Level consists of four papers of equal credit, taken at the end of

year 13

#### Details

Papers 1 and 2: Pure Mathematics

Topics include:

- Complex Numbers

- Matrices

- Further Calculus and Vectors

- Hyperbolic Functions

- Differential Equations

- Proof

Paper 3: Mechanics

Topics include:

- Momentum and Impulse

- Work, Energy and Power

- Elasticity

Paper 4: Decision Mathematics

Topics include:

- Algorithms

- Graph Theory

#### Entry requirements

To access Further Mathematics at A Level you are required to achieve a Grade 8 or above in GCSE Mathematics. You are required to take this course alongside an A Level in Mathematics.

#### Your next steps...

Future Study and Career Opportunities

An A Level in Further Mathematics will support future study opportunities in Mathematics, Physics, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical), Aerospace, Computer Science, Economics. An A Level in Further Mathematics is often an entry requirement for science-based qualifications.

Career opportunities include Scientific Research, Accountancy and Finance, Computer Science, Teaching and many more!

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