Further Maths

Course Content

Core Pure content includes complex numbers, matrices, vectors, algebra, series, calculus, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions and differential equations.

Statistics Major involves sampling, bivariate data, chi-squared tests, continuous random variables, inference and simulation.

Mechanics Minor includes dimensional analysis, forces, work, energy and power, momentum and impulse and centre of mass.

Assessment:

 

There will be three examination papers, at the end of the course, to assess all the content:

Core Pure, a 2 hour 40 mins paper assessing pure mathematics. This is worth 50% of the total A Level.

 

Statistics Major, a 2 hour 15 mins paper assessing statistics content. This is worth 33% of the total A Level.

 

Mechanics Minor, a 1 hour 15 mins paper assessing mechanics content. This is worth 17% of the total A Level.

Progression into careers via:

Many universities consider Mathematics as one of the most valuable A Levels. It is a pre-requisite for some courses (Physics, ICT, Accountancy, Mathematics, Statistics), and if you are considering a career in the area of Mathematics, Further Maths at A Level would certainly be advantageous, and a pre-requisite for most universities. You will have the opportunity to develop decision making and problem solving skills, transferable to any career path you choose to follow.

 

Length of Course:

A Level: 2 years

 

Examination Board:

OCR MEI

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