Kings Ely sixth form
Academic
A Level Further Mathematics
Students are able to opt for Further Mathematics in addition to A Level Mathematic.
The course is very flexible and usually consists of more pure and applied mathematics units. This course will extend and deepen a students knowledge of proof, algebra, functions, calculus and vectors studied in Mathematics.
It will also broaden a students knowledge into other areas of pure mathematics that underpin the further study of mathematics and other numerate subjects with complex numbers and matrices.
Laerners will also study differential equations, polar coordinates and hyperbolic functions.
Students wanting to do a degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Natural Sciences or Economics can gain from A Level in Further Mathematics.
Prerequisite 

Minimum GCSE Maths grade 8 or equivalent. 
Topic Overview 

You will be introduced to the world of imaginary and Complex numbers. In Further Mathematics, there is still a lot of Pure mathematics content, making up at least 30% of the AS level and at least 50% of the A level. Besides complex numbers, you will also be introduced to matrices. Matrices can be used to solve sets of simultaneous equations, to represent transformations and are used a lot in the digital world. The remainder of the content is made up of options which will include some of: Additional pure Mathematics Additional statistics and/or mechanics or another type of applied maths Discrete / Decision Mathematics. 
Assessment 

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics consists of four externallyexamined papers. Students must take Paper 1 and Paper 2, the two mandatory Core Pure papers, and two optional papers. Students are permitted to take more than the two optional papers if they want to extend their course of study. Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2Each paper is:
Content overveiwProof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations Assessment overview
Further Mathematics Optional PapersEach paper is:
Content overviewStudents take two options from the following eight: Option 1 Papers
Option 2 Papers
There are restrictions on which papers can be taken together. Students choose a pair of options, either:
This makes a total of ten different option pairs. Assessment overview
