A-level Further Mathematics is designed to broaden and deepen the mathematical knowledge and skills developed when studying. It may be studied alongside or after taking A‑level Mathematics and provides a stimulating experience for those who enjoy the subject.
A level Further Mathematics is a separate A level that is usually taken in addition to taking A level Mathematics. Half of the content of this will be Further Pure and the remainder will be from options such as Mechanics, Statistics, Decision Mathematics or extra Further Pure.
The applications fall into three strands:
- Decision – networks, algorithms, sorting, linear programming, mathematical modelling.
- Mechanics – forces, energy, motion, kinematics, projectiles, mathematical modelling, moments, collisions and stability.
- Statistics – probability, data handling, probability distributions, estimation, correlation and regression and hypothesis testing.
- Further maths – these 3 units extend the work studied at A-level