At KS5 the Further Mathematics course is Edexcel GCE (9FM0). This comprises of Core Pure Maths, Further Mechanics and Decision Mathematics. This is taught in parallel with the Maths A level but extends all the topics.
In order to be successful at A level Mathematics they really need a grade 7 or higher at IGCSE.
AS involves 2 Papers:
Paper 1 – Core Pure 1 (1hr 40min),
Paper 2 – Further Maths options (1hr 40min)
A2 involves 4 Papers:
Paper 1 – Core Pure 1 (1hr 30 min )
Paper 2 – Core Pure (1hr 30 min),
Paper 3 – Further option Mechanics 1 (1hr 30min )
Paper 4 – Further option Decisions (1hr 30min ).
Why study Maths at XIC?
If they have a natural ability and love of the subject they may also wish to consider Further Mathematics, especially if they wish to take a maths-based subject at University. Many universities require or encourage students to take further maths for entry to some of their courses: medicine, science, technology, economics, engineering and finance. These courses require the understanding of mathematics beyond GCE A level . They will learn skills specific to the subject as well as transferable ones such as problem solving, communication and organisation.