Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics
Why Choose Further Maths?
The course encourages you to develop a deep understanding of Further Maths and an ability to use it in a variety of contexts. Students will be taught to use appropriate technology to deepen mathematical understanding and extend the range of problems which they can solve. The ﬁrst two papers will examine challenging calculus methods, differential equations coordinate systems, numerical methods and vectors.
The second two papers will provide the opportunity to attempt questions using a variety of techniques taught on topics such as Poisson distribution, hypothesis testing, chi squared tests, algorithms and graph theory, linear programming and critical path analysis.
What is Involved?
There are four written examinations, which will take place at the end of Year 13. All papers are 1½ hours in length and equally weighted.
The assessment consist of two further pure maths papers and two papers which will examine statistics and decision maths. These mathematical concepts are extremely useful for many careers such as business, engineering, medicine, insurance and computer programming.
of A-level students achieved grades A*-B
of A-level students achieved grades A*-C