Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Course specifications: EDEXCEL

  • AS Level 8MA0/01, 8MA0/02
  • A Level 9MA0/01, 9MA0/02
  • Further Mathematics A Level: 9FM0/01, 9FM0/02, 9FMA0/3A-3D and 9FMA0/4A-4G

Sixth Form StudentsContent of AS Level (Mathematics)

Paper 1 Pure Mathematics (100 marks)

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Sequences
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Calculus
  • Vectors

Paper 2 Statistics and mechanics (50 marks)

  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws

Content of A Level (Mathematics)

Paper 1 Pure Mathematics (100 marks)

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Sequences
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Calculus
  • Vectors

Paper 2 Pure Mathematics (100 marks)

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in (x,y) plane
  • Sequences
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Calculus
  • Vectors

Paper 3 Statistics and mechanics (100 marks)

  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments

Content of A Level (Further Mathematics)

4 modules (2 Compulsory Core, plus 2 extra modules)

Paper 1 Core Pure Mathematics (75 marks)

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

Paper 2 Core Pure Mathematics (75 marks)

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

Two of the following:

  • Further Pure Mathematics 3
  • Further Pure Mathematics 4
  • Further Statistics 1
  • Further Statistics 2
  • Further Mechanics 1
  • Further Mechanics 2
  • Decision Mathematics 1
  • Decision Mathematics 2

Key skills

  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Analysis
  • Focus and determination to succeed

Enrichment opportunities

  • Participation in Maths Challenges and Olympiads
  • Links with the University of Cambridge

Higher Education and career prospects

A Level Mathematics opens the door to just about anything. It would be required for and/or useful in any of the following degree courses and related careers: Accountancy, Computing, Geography, Sciences, Actuary, Cybernetics, Sports Science, Architecture, Economics, Law, Statistics, Biomechanics, Engineering, Medicine, Teaching, Business, Information Technology, Environmental Studies and Psychology.

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