A-level Further Maths

Numbers are the language of science and progress. Get ahead of the game and future-proof your prospects with the Edexcel Further Maths A-level

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Overview

Do you know your polar coordinates from your hyperbolic functions? Your vectors from your matrices? If you have a love for all things mathematical and the skills and patience to solve complex problems, then our Edexcel Further Maths A-level is the course for you.

With the unlimited support and guidance of your personal tutor, you'll learn to construct and present mathematical arguments through diagrams, graphs and symbols, develop your understanding of modelling assumptions, solve quadratic equations with real coefficients and much more.

Whilst A-Level Maths focuses on core topics such as calculus and trigonometry, A-level Further Maths takes a deeper look at mathematical principles. It is important to note that you must have already completed A-level Maths or must enrol on A-level Maths alongside this Further Maths Course.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Core mathematics 1

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Proof
  • Complex numbers
  • Matrices
  • Algebra and functions
  • Calculus

Unit 2 - Core mathematics 2

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Vectors
  • Polar coordinates
  • Hyperbolic functions
  • Differential equations


Unit 3 - Further pure mathematics 1

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Further trigonometry
  • Further calculus
  • Further differential equations
  • Co-ordinate systems
  • Further vectors
  • Further numerical methods
  • Inequalities
Unit 4 - Further pure mathematics 2

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Groups
  • Further calculus
  • Further matrix algebra
  • Further complex numbers
  • Number theory
  • Sequences and series
Unit 5 - Statistics 1

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Discrete probability distributions
  • Poisson and binomial distributions
  • Geometric and negative binomial distributions
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Central limit theorem
  • Chi-squared testing
  • Probability generating functions
  • Quality of tests
Unit 6 - Statistics 2

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Linear regression
  • Continuous probability distributions
  • Correlation
  • Combination of random variables
  • Confidence intervals
  • Other hypothesis tests
  • T distribution confidence tests
Unit 7 - Mechanics 1

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Moments and impulse
  • Work, energy and power
  • Elastic springs and strings
  • Elastic collisions
Unit 8 - Mechanics 2

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Motion in a circle
  • Centre of mass
  • Further dynamics
  • Further kinematics
Unit 9 - Decision 1

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Algorithms
  • Graphs
  • Critical path analysis
  • Linear programming
Unit 10 - Decision 2

In this unit, you’ll be studying:

  • Transportation problems
  • Allocation problems
  • Flows in networks
  • Dynamic programming
  • Game theory
  • Recurrence relationship
  • Decision analysis

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Awarding Body

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Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body covering A-Level Courses and GCSE Courses.

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This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive the official qualification: A-level Further Maths, issued by Edexcel. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

This syllabus (9FMO) has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning.

How is this course assessed or examined?

You can enrol now for Further Maths A-level examinations for Summer 2024.

For this course you'll be required to complete four standard Edexcel assessments:

  • Paper 1 (core unit): 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 75 marks
  • Paper 2 (core unit): 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 75 marks

Written Exams:

  • Paper 3: 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 75 marks
  • Paper 4: 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 75 marks

For papers 3 and 4, students choose two options from the following eight:

Option 1 Papers:

  • Further Pure Mathematics 1
  • Further Statistics 1
  • Further Mechanics 1
  • Decision Mathematics 1

Option 2 Papers:

  • Further Pure Mathematics 2
  • Further Statistics 2
  • Further Mechanics 2
  • Decision Mathematics 2

Note: There are restrictions on which papers can be taken together - either: any two Option 1 papers OR a matching pair of Option 1 and Option 2 papers.

Entry requirements

It is strongly recommended that you have studied Mathematics to GCSE (e.g. grades 6-9 / grade B-A*) or equivalent level before starting this course. You must already have an A-level in Maths or be studying A-level Maths alongside Further Maths. Further Maths isn't available as a separate course because the course content follows a specific order in relation to A-level Maths. If you intend to study both A-level Maths and A-level Further Maths with Oxbridge, we can guide you as to which topics you will need to cover.

This A-level Further Maths syllabus is a difficulty level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, which is usually suitable for most learners of all ages.

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A-levels are the most common way to access university in the UK. The system in which this is done is called UCAS. This stands for: “the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service”. See the A-level UCAS tariff points breakdown below:

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  • A – 48
  • B – 40
  • C – 32
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If you’re not entirely sure what to study, there are some standard subjects that many students choose to help them secure a place at a prestigious university, such as one of the Russell Group universities. These courses are known as the ‘facilitating courses’ and include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Further Maths, Modern Languages and Classical Languages.

Generally speaking, taking two facilitating subjects will allow you to keep your progression options open. For further help and guidance, we have written a detailed guide on How to Choose A-Levels.

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A-levels (also known as Advanced level qualifications) entail in-depth study of a chosen subject in order to open doors to further study including University, training, and work.

A-levels courses tend to focus on specific academic subjects such as Mathematics, English and the Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course material and the exams you take will be the same everywhere.

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Why study A-level Further Maths online?

This Edexcel A-level Further Maths course has been specifically designed to be studied online in your own time and space, with unlimited access to your personal tutor via email and telephone. You’ll have a clear induction to the course and your assignments will be well-structured to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your exams.

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Who should study A-level Further Maths

Mathematics is incredibly useful for those who wish to proceed to university to study subjects such as medicine, engineering or economics, as well as highly valued by employers in many sectors such as accountancy, quantity surveying, astronomy and computer science.

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