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Further Mathematics A Level at St Mary's CE High School

Course description

A variety of topics will be covered including proof, complex numbers, matrices, further
algebra and functions, further calculus, further vectors.

Entry requirements

Students will need 8 GCSEs at a grade 9‐4 including GCSE Higher Tier Maths at grade 8/9.

This course can only be studied alongside the normal Mathematics A Level.

This course is aimed at students who are expecting to attend university and
follow a course with a high mathematical content for example mathematics, science, computing, engineering or economics.


There are 4 external written examinations, each one lasting for 1½ hours.

Paper 1: Further Pure Mathematics 1 (25%)
Paper 2: Further Pure Mathematics 2 (25%)
Paper 3: Further Mathematics

Option 1 (25%)
Paper 4: Further Mathematics Option 2 (25%)
Option 1 to be chosen from Further Pure Mathematics 3, Further Statistics 1, Further
Mechanics 1, Decision Mathematics1.

Option 2 to be chosen from Further Pure Mathematics 4, Further Statistics1 (*),
Further Statistics 2, Further Mechanics 1 (*), Further Mechanics 2, Decision
Mathematics 1 (*), Decision Mathematics 2.

(*) Note – these options can only be taken once so students must do two unique

There is no coursework.

Future opportunities

Science and Mathematics Health
Public Services and Care
Engineering and Manufacturing technologies
Information and Communication technologies
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Education andTraining

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary's CE High School directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2018
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