A-Level Further Mathematics
Further Mathematics is the perfect subject for you if you seriously enjoy thinking hard about the more complicated ideas that you have encountered so far. In your first year at BSix you will study AS-Level Further Mathematics alongside AS-Level Mathematics.
At the end of your first year, as well as your 2 AS-Level Mathematics exams, you will sit 2 AS-Level Further Mathematics exams. Your first exam will be testing your knowledge in Core Pure Mathematics. There are 80 marks available and the exam lasts for 1 hour and 40 minutes. All Further Mathematics students must take this exam.
Your second exam is set in two parts, part 1 will test your knowledge of Further Pure Mathematics 1 and part 2 will test your knowledge of Decision Mathematics 1. Both parts are worth 40 marks each and the total time available is 1 hour and 40 minutes. These two exams are part of a suite of options, at BSix we choose to develop your Pure Mathematics and introduce you to Decision Maths.
You will then study A-Level Further Mathematics alongside A-Level Mathematics. At the end of your second year you will sit 3 exams. Exams 1 and 2 will test your knowledge of Core Pure Mathematics, consist of 75 marks each, and last for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Exams 3 will test your knowledge of Pure Mathematics 1 and Decision Mathematics 1. This exam is worth 150 marks, with 75 marks allocated to each topic. This paper lasts for 3 hours.
The calculator you must have is the Casio fx991EX Classwiz Scientific Calculator. You may also wish to purchase a Graphical Calculator. We would recommend the Casio CG-20, the Casio CG-50, the Casio fx-9750, the Casio fx-9860, the HP 39, the HP 40 r the TI-Nspire.