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
Papers 1 and 2: Pure Mathematics
- Complex Numbers
- Further Calculus and Vectors
- Hyperbolic Functions
- Differential Equations
Paper 3: Mechanics
- Momentum and Impulse
- Work, Energy and Power
Paper 4: Decision Mathematics
- Graph Theory
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.
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!