# Further Mathematics A Level at Dame Alice Owen's School

## Course description

Further Mathematics A Level consists of four exams, three of which are Further Pure and one will be either a Further Mechanics or a Further Statistics, students will need to choose the appropriate option, each of the four papers are 1 hour 30 minutes long.

## Entry requirements

8 or 9 grade in GCSE Maths.

## Assessment

Examination Board - Edexcel

Further Mathematics A Level consists of four exams, three of which are Further Pure and one will be either a Further Mechanics or a Further Statistics, students will need to choose the appropriate option, each of the four papers are 1 hour 30 minutes long.

In brief, the content of the papers are:

• Pure Mathematics 1 and Pure Mathematics 2 (Two papers)

Proof; Algebra; Trigonometry; Co-ordinate geometry; Sequences and series; Differentiation; Integration; Exponentials and logarithms; Vectors.

• Statistics and Mechanics:

Statistical sampling; Data presentation; Probability; Statistical Distribution;  Statistical Hypothesis testing;  Kinematics;  Forces and Newtonâ€™s laws;  Moments.

• Further Pure Mathematics 1:

Proof; Complex numbers; Matrices;  Further Algebra and Functions;  Further Calculus;  Further Vectors.

• Further Pure Mathematics 2:

Complex numbers; Further algebra and Functions; Further calculus;  Polar coordinates;  Hyperbolic functions;  Differential Equations.

• Further Pure Mathematics 3:

Further calculus;  Further differential equations;  Coordinate systems;  Further vectors;  Further numerical methods;  Inequalities.

• EITHER:
• Further Statistics 1: Linear regression;  Statistical distributions (discrete); Statistical distributions (continuous);  Correlation;  Hypothesis testing;  Chi-Squared tests
• Further Mechanics 1:  Momentum and Impulse; Collisions; Centres of mass; Work and Energy; Elastic strings and springs.

We continue to offer this very intensive diet for our most able students who will enjoy the fast pace, the depth of study and the challenge.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dame Alice Owen's School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2018

## Key information

• Start date: Next September
• Duration: 2 years