GCE Further Mathematics

Why Mathematics?

Further Mathematics A Level challenges students beyond the level of Mathematics A Level, providing students the opportunity to study the subject to a higher level. Students aspiring to study Mathematics at degree level should be seriously considering Further Mathematics as an option as the course incorporates a significant portion of the degree content. Furthermore, students who enjoy Mathematics in its purest and most abstract forms gain a much greater sense of satisfaction from the course than Mathematics A Level.

Course Type: A Level
Exam Board: Edexcel
Specific Entry Requirements:
Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics
Course Assessment:
Students will take 3 examinations in Year 2 with each examination having equal weighting of 33.3% each.
Contact Curriculum Leader for more information:
Mr Hughes
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Where Further Maths can lead:

Further Mathematics students at Sandwell Academy will be preparing to move into Higher Education courses and careers in the same fields as students studying Mathematics and will also significantly enhance their chance of being accepted to:

Mathematical courses at Oxbridge institutions
Medicine and Dentistry courses at Oxbridge institutions.

The Further Mathematics AGCE course offered at Sandwell Academy is designed to provide academic and vocational experiences. It will prepare students for their choice in both the world of work and Higher Education. Furthermore, it acts as a facilitating subject which considerably enhances a student's application for courses at the highest ranked universities.

Course Outline

Mathematics Edexcel Syllabus: 9FM0

Students will undertake this two-year course studying a combination of Pure Mathematics, with one of several other options incorporating different combinations of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Mathematics.

Subject Content includes:

A: Proof

B: Complex Numbers

C: Matrices

D: Further Algebra and Functions

E: Further Calculus

F: Further Vectors

G: Polar Coordinates

H: Hyperbolic Functions

I: Differential Equations

Plus content from a variety of options (to be discussed with the course leader)

Examination Details:

Paper 1
Topics from A to I
1 hour 30 minutes
33.3% of A Level

Paper 2
Topics from A to I
1 hour 30 minutes
33.3% of A Level

Paper 3
Topics from A to I
1 hour 30 minutes
33.3% of A Level

Important Forms

Questions or Queries?

Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Duncombe (Sixth Form Admissions Officer) by either:

Email: sixthformadmissions@sandwellacademy.com

Or by post:

Sixth Form Admissions Officer,
Sandwell Academy,
Halfords Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71 4LG.

Please ensure that the correct postage is paid for the size of envelope used.