A Level Further Mathematics subject information

A Level further Mathematics

Examining Board : Edexcel

Specification : Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics (9FM0)

First teaching from September 2017

First certification from 2019

Qualification at a glance

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics consists of four externally-examined papers. Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.

Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1 (*Paper code: 9FM0/01)

Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2 (*Paper code: 9FM0/02)

Each paper is: 1 hour and 30 minutes written examination

25 % of the qualification

75 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 1 – Proof
  • Topic 2 – Complex numbers
  • Topic 3 –Matrices
  • Topic 4 –Further algebra and functions
  • Topic 5 – Further calculus
  • Topic 6 – Further vectors
  • Topic 7 – Polar coordinates
  • Topic 8 –Hyperbolic functions
  • Topic 9 –Differential equations

Assessment overview

  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 may contain questions on any topics from the Pure  Mathematics content.
  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 3: Further Mathematics Option 1

(*Paper codes: 9FM0/3A-3D)

written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

25 % of the qualification

75 marks

Content overview

 Students take one of the following four options:

A: Further Pure Mathematics 1

B: Further Statistics 1

C: Further Mechanics 1

D: Decision Mathematics 1

Assessment overview

  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 4: Further Mathematics Option 2

(*Paper codes: 9FM0/4A-4G)

written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

25 % of the qualification

75 marks

Content overview

 Students take one of the following seven options:

A: Further Pure Mathematics 2

B: Further Statistics 1

C: Further Mechanics 1

D: Decision Mathematics 1

E: Further Statistics 2

F: Further Mechanics 2

G: Decision Mathematics 2

Assessment overview

  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

(There will be restrictions on which papers can be taken together)