2017 A level Further Mathematics

Draft AS level Further Mathematics Structure

Specification Assessment structure Compulsory Further Pure topics Optional components
AQA 2 × 1 hour 30 minutes
1 Pure, 1 Applied
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Further algebra and functions
- Further calculus
- Further vectors
- Polar coordinates
- Hyperbolic functions
1 examination, students select 2 out of 3 sections from Discrete, Mechanics and Statistics
Edexcel
(Accredited)
2 × 1 hour 40 minutes
1 Compulsory Pure, 1 Paper covering 2 options
- Proof
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Further algebra and functions
- Further calculus
- Further vectors
1 Paper covering 2 options from:
- Further Pure 1 and Further Pure 2
- Further Pure 1 and Statistics 1
- Further Pure 1 and Mechanics 1
- Further Pure 1 and Decision 1
- Statistics 1 and Mechanics 1
- Statistics 1 and Decision 1
- Statistics 1 and Statistics 2
- Mechanics 1 and Decision 1
- Mechanics 1 and Mechanics 2
- Decision 1 and Decision 2
MEI
(Accredited)
3 × 1 hour 15 minutes
1 Pure, 2 options
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Proof by induction
- Sums of standard series
- Vectors
2 options, each with a separate examination, from:
- Mechanics a
- Statistics a
- Modelling with algorithms
- Numerical methods
- Mechanics b
- Statistics b
OCR A
(Accredited)
3 × 1 hour 15 minutes
1 Pure, 2 options
- Proof
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Vectors
- Algebra
2 optional units, each with a separate examination, from:
- Statistics
- Mechanics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Additional Pure Mathematics


Draft A level Further Mathematics Structure

Specification Assessment structure Compulsory Further Pure topics Optional components
AQA 3 × 2 hours
2 Further Pure, 1 Applied
- Proof
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Further algebra and functions
- Further calculus
- Further vectors
- Polar coordinates
- Hyperbolic functions
- Differential equations
- Trigonometry
- Numerical methods
- Coordinate geometry
1 examination, students select 2 out of 3 sections from Discrete, Mechanics and Statistics
Edexcel
(Draft 2)
4 × 1 hour 30 minutes
2 Compulsory Pure, 2 Optional
- Proof
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Further algebra and functions
- Further calculus
- Further vectors
- Polar coordinates
- Hyperbolic functions
- Differential equations
2 optional units, each with a separate examination, from:
- Further Pure 1
- Further Pure 2
- Mechanics 1
- Mechanics 2
- Statistics 1
- Statistics 2
- Decision 1
- Decision 2
MEI
(Accredited)
Either:
- 2 hour 40 minutes (Further Pure)
- 2 hour 15 minutes (major)
- 1 hour 15 minutes (minor)*

or

- 2 hour 40 minutes (Further Pure)
- 3 × 1 hour 15 minutes (minor)*

*1 hour 45 minutes for MEI Further Pure with Technology
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Proof by induction
- Sums of standard series
- Method of differences
- Maclaurin series
- Further vectors - Calculus (including polar coordinates)
- Hyperbolic functions
- Differential equations
1 major and 1 minor option or 3 minor options, each with a separate examination, from:

Major options
- Mechanics
- Statistics

Minor options
- Mechanics
- Statistics
- Modelling with algorithms
- Numerical methods
- Extra pure
- Further pure with technology

OCR A
(Accredited)
4 × 1 hour 30 minutes
2 Pure, 2 options
- Proof
- Complex numbers
- Matrices
- Vectors
- Algebra
- Series
- Hyperbolic functions
- Further calculus
- Polar coordinates
- Differential equations
2 optional units, each with a separate examination, from:
- Statistics
- Mechanics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Additional Pure Mathematics


These tables are also available in a printable format:
Draft structure of AS/A level Further Mathematics from 2017 (pdf).

Specifications/Sample Assessment Materials

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Draft schemes of work

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