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Further Mathematics A Level at Sacred Heart Catholic College

Course description

Further Mathematics is a separate A Level to Mathematics and can only be chosen if the student also studies Mathematics A level. It should only be chosen by the most able A Level mathematicians.

Students must use mathematical modelling, problem solving, argument, language and proof across the content listed below.

Course content

Year 12/13
- Pure Maths
- Proof
- Complex Numbers
- De Moivre’s Theorem
- Matrices
- Further Algebra
- Further Functions
- Maclaurin series
- Further Calculus
- Further Vectors
- Polar Coordinates
- Hyperbolic functions
- Differential equations
- Numerical Methods
- Coordinate Geometry

Applied Maths

- Dimensional Analysis
- Momentum and Collisions
- Work, Energy and Power
- Circular Motion
- Centre of Mass
- Moments

- Graph theory
- Networks
- Network flows
- Linear Programming

Critical Path Analysis
Game theory for zero sum games Binary operations and group theory Students need to have achieved at least a grade 7-9 at GCSE Mathematics to take A Level Further Mathematics. Students must also be taking A Level Mathematics.


The marks for the course are earned by sitting 3 linear exams of 2 hours duration at the end of year 13. Each examination has an equal weighting of 100 marks. Paper 1 is 100% Pure Maths, Paper 2 is 100% Pure Maths and Paper 3 is 50% Mechanics and 50% Decision Maths.

Calculators can be used on all 3 papers. These are additional exams to those sat for A Level Mathematics.

Future opportunities

A Level Further Mathematics is an ideal qualification for entry to higher education in many fields of study including: Mathematics itself, Science, Medicine and Veterinary Science, Engineering, Accountancy and Computer Science.

It is especially useful in applying to some of the more traditional universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017
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