Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 25% of the qualification 75 marks

Content overview

Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors

Paper 2: Further Pure Mathematics

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 25% of the qualification 75 marks

Content overview

Complex numbers, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations

Paper 3: Further Mathematics Option 1

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 25% of the qualification 75 marks

Content overview

Students take one of the following four options:

3A: Further Pure Mathematics 3 - Further calculus, Further differential equations, Coordinate systems, Further vectors, Further numerical methods, Inequalities

3B: Further Statistics 1 - Linear regression, Statistical distributions (discrete), Statistical distributions (continuous), Correlation, Hypothesis testing, Chi squared tests

3C: Further Mechanics 1 - Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centres of mass, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs

3D: Decision Mathematics 1 - Algorithms and graph theory, Algorithms on graphs, Algorithms on graphs II, Critical path analysis, Linear programming

Paper 4: Further Mathematics Option 2

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes 25% of the qualification 75 marks

Content overview

Students take one of the following seven options:

4A: Further Pure Mathematics 4 - Groups, Further calculus, Further matrix algebra, Further complex numbers, Number theory, Further sequences and series

4B: Further Statistics 1 - Linear regression, Statistical distributions (discrete), Statistical distributions (continuous), Correlation, Hypothesis testing, Chi squared tests

4C: Further Statistics 2 - Probability distributions, Combinations of random variables, Estimation, Confidence intervals and tests using a normal distribution, Other hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, Probability generating functions, Quality of tests and estimators

4D: Further Mechanics 1 - Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centres of mass, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs

4E: Further Mechanics 2 - Further kinematics, Further dynamics, Motion in a circle, Statics of rigid bodies, Elastic collisions in two dimensions

4F: Decision Mathematics 1 - Algorithms and graph theory, Algorithms on graphs, Algorithms on graphs II, Critical path analysis, Linear programming

There are four 1 hour 30 minute examinations at the end of Year 13.

Other Information

A grade 8 or higher GCSE provides a sound basis for further study of the subject in the Sixth Form. Candidates who have studied certificates in Additional Mathematics or Further Mathematics alongside GCSE study will be at an advantage, though this is not a requirement.

All students will be expected to complete preparatory work prior to commencing the course.