Course: 
AS and A LEVEL FURTHER MATHEMATICS 

Board: 
Edexcel 

Course code: 
Further Maths AS Level: 8372 Further Maths A2 Level: 9372 

Duration: 
2 years (full A level) or 1 year (AS level) 

Aims of the course: 


Topics covered: 
AS level Further Mathematics FP1: Series; complex numbers; numerical solution of equations; coordinate systems, matrix algebra, proof. FP2: Inequalities; series, fi rst order differential equations; second order differential equations; further complex numbers, Maclaurin and Taylor series. M3: Further kinematics; elastic strings and springs; further dynamics; motion in a circle; statics of rigid bodies. A2 level Further Mathematics FP3: Further matrix algebra; vectors, hyperbolic functions; differentiation; integration, further coordinate systems. M4: Relative motion; elastic collisions in two dimensions; further motion of particles in one dimension; stability. M5: Applications of vectors in mechanics; variable mass; moments of inertia of a rigid body; rotation of a rigid body about a fixed smooth axis. 

Assessed: 
AS 
A2 
Assessment details: 
All units equally weighted at 16 2/3% of the complete A level Each examination paper lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes 


Calculators may be used in all units 

Leads to: 
An Alevel mathematics course provides not only an 'in depth' study of mathematics but also aims to develop those skills essential for a successful university career in mathematics, physics, actuarial science, statistics, engineering, operations research, computer science, business and industrial management, economics, finance, chemistry, geology, life sciences, behavioural sciences and cryptography. Mathematicians are highly employable due to their strong analytical and reasoning skills. Both universities and employers hold an A level qualification in Further Mathematics in high regard. With the appropriate combination of other AS and A levels, A level Further Mathematics can lead to a wide variety of options when choosing higher education courses. Typical examples include Medicine, Engineering, Law, Business, Social and Political sciences, Natural sciences, and of course Mathematics itself. Similarly the employment opportunities are equally diverse. Further Mathematics is strongly recommended for those students who wish to apply to those universities listed in the “top ten” for such subjects as Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or Physics. 