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Further Maths

AS Further Mathematics


Course Accreditation: AS LEVEL FURTHER MATHEMATICS            

Examining Board: Edexcel


Course Content
Students study three modules: Further Pure Mathematics 1, plus two units chosen from 
Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics. (These units must be different from any 
counting towards an AS Level in Mathematics.


Lesson Style
Lessons are delivered using Edexcel-endorsed textbooks which include a Live Text 
CD-ROM containing worked solutions to all the questions in the book, as well as an Exam 
café feature for the revision period. Boardworks software is also used, many presentations 
including interactive demonstrations. A typical lesson would include teacher exposition, 
group discussion and time for students to work individually and collaboratively on 


Time allocation: 4 hours per week


Private Study Requirement
Homework/Private Study will normally be set following each taught lesson, of a similar 
duration to the lesson. Students will be given regular exam-style questions, which will be 
assessed to monitor progress.


Extra Curricular Opportunities
The Department is registered with the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire Further Maths Networks, 
and students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, master classes and challenge events 
at venues including Oxford University.


Advisable for the following careers
Further Mathematics can only be taken alongside AS Level Mathematics and is strongly 
recommended for any student considering further academic study of mathematics in 
particular, but is also valuable for any student planning to follow a career or make further 
study in the fields of Science, Engineering, Financial and other similar areas.


Good Combination With
Students studying Further Mathematics AS must also be studying Mathematics, the inclusion 
of which will positively enhance any portfolio combination, but is particularly complementary 
to any student following Science (particularly Physics), Engineering and Humanities options.


Link Tutor: Mr J Bettle