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Further Mathematics: Extension GCSE

The department uses the AQA exam board to deliver a Certificate in Further Mathematics Level 2 (GCSE equivalent).

The qualification is designed for high-achieving pupils who are expected to achieve a grade 8 or 9 in GCSE mathematics. Higher order mathematical skills are studied in great depth with an emphasis on algebraic reasoning, rigorous argument and problem-solving skills. Pupils following this course will be well prepared for A level mathematics and Further Mathematics.

It is hoped that pupils who decide to take this course will develop a fascination for mathematics be inspired and challenged by the rigorous nature of the course and be able to appreciate the power of mathematics for its own sake as well as a problem-solving tool. This course will enable pupils to demonstrate their natural mathematical talent, it will be challenging and at the same time extremely inspiring and enjoyable.

The course is split into: -

  • Algebra;
  • Geometry;
  • Calculus;
  • Matrices.

The scheme of assessment

This course is assessed in Year 11 based on 100% external examinations.