Further Mathematics at KS5

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Course ID
Edexcel 9FM0
Faculty
Mathematics
Department
Mathematics
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
M. Gomez
Head of Department
M. Gomez

At KS5 we offer an ‘A’ Level in Further Mathematics and students study the Edexcel ‘A’ Level specification. Further Mathematics has 2 options to go with the Pure Mathematics

We study Decision Maths and Mechanics as the optional elements. Decision Maths is a new area of mathematics for students to study. Mechanics requires students to develop many of the concepts from ‘A’ Level Mathematics and take them to a deeper level of understanding and application. The pure element of the ‘A’ Level blends new areas of study with developing concepts from the Mathematics ‘A’ Level.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Momentum and Impulse
Algorithms
Complex Numbers
Argand Diagrams
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
Autumn 2 Work, Energy and Power
Graphs and Networks
Series
Roots of Polynomials
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
Spring 1 Elastic Strings and Springs
Algorithms on Graphs
Volumes of Revolution
Matrices
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
Spring 2 Elastics Collisions in one Dimension
Route Inspection
Linear Transformations
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
Summer 1 Elastic Collisions in two Dimensions
The Travelling Salesman Problem
Proof by Induction
Vectors
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
Summer 2 Linear Programming
Complex Numbers
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
Year 12 Exam.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 This Simplex Algorithm
Series
Methods in Calculus
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
Autumn 2 Critical Path Analysis
Volumes of Revolution
Polar Coordinates
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
Spring 1 Hyperbolic Functions
Methods in Differential Equations
Skills test and exam questions for each topic area.
January mock exams.
Spring 2 Modelling with Differential Equations End of unit assessment.
Summer 1 Revision.  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level examination. ‘A’ Level examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
MyMaths; Exam Solutions; Mr Barton Maths; Dr Frost Maths The Music of Primes;
Fermat’s Last Theorem;
The Man Who Knew
Infinity; How to Think
Like a Mathematician;
Finding Moonshine: a
Mathematician’s Journey
Through Symmetry.
Numberphile on YouTube;
Eddie Woo on YouTube;
Mindyourdecisions on
YouTube.
 

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
MyMaths; Exam Solutions; Mr Barton Maths; Dr Frost Maths The Music of Primes;
Fermat’s Last Theorem;
The Man Who Knew
Infinity; How to Think
Like a Mathematician;
Finding Moonshine: a
Mathematician’s Journey
Through Symmetry.
Numberphile on YouTube;
Eddie Woo on YouTube;
Mindyourdecisions on
YouTube.