A-Level Further Mathematics

AQA Exam Board

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. 

This A-level qualification builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the whole GCSE subject content for mathematics and the subject content for AS and A-level mathematics. 

  • Course Units

    This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. 

    This A-level qualification builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the whole GCSE subject content for mathematics and the subject content for AS and A-level mathematics. 

    Pure:

    • Proof
    • Complex number
    • Matrices
    • Further algebra and functions
    • Further calculus
    • Further vectors
    • Polar coordinates
    • Hyperbolic functions
    • Differential equation
    • Trigonometry
    • K: Numerical Methods

    Mechanics:

    • Dimensional analysis
    • Momentum and collisions
    • Work, energy and power
    • Circular motion
    • Centres of mass and moments


    Discrete:

    • Graphs
    • Networks
    • Network flows
    • Linear programming
    • Critical path analysis
    • Game theory for zero-sum games
    • Binary Operations
  • Modules

    Assessment method

    Paper 1 

    What’s assessed 

    Pure content 

    How it’s assessed 

    • Written exam: 2 hours 
    • 100 marks
    • 33⅓ % of A-level 

    Questions 

    A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. 

    Paper 2 

    What’s assessed  

    Pure content 

    How it’s assessed  

    • Written exam: 2 hours 
    • 100 marks 
    • 33⅓ % of A-level

    Questions 

    A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. 

    Paper 3 

    What’s assessed 

    One question paper answer booklet on Mechanics and one question paper answer booklet on Discrete.  

    How it’s assessed  

    • Written exam: 2 hours 
    • 100 marks 
    • 33⅓ % of A-level

    Questions 

    A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. 

  • Entry Criteria

    Grade 7 and above at GCSE Maths

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