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CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

GCE Further Mathematics

For first teaching from September 2018

Our GCE Further Mathematics specification aims to encourage deeper understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes. It assumes knowledge of Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics and GCE Mathematics.

Students explore pure mathematics, including further algebra and functions, complex numbers, matrices and vectors. They also investigate applied mathematics, including mechanics, statistics, and discrete and decision mathematics.

Studying GCE Further Mathematics gives students opportunities to extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques. They will be able to apply mathematics in other fields of study and develop awareness of how mathematics is relevant to the world of work. They will also use their mathematical skills to solve challenging problems. This qualification gives students a sound basis for progression to higher education and to employment.

Specification and Specimen Assessment Materials

Our GCE in Further Mathematics has four externally assessed units. Students can take the AS course as a final qualification or the AS units plus the A2 units for a full GCE A level qualification.

The specification has four externally assessed units:

  • Unit AS 1: Pure Mathematics
  • Unit AS 2: Applied Mathematics
  • Unit A2 1: Pure Mathematics
  • Unit A2 2: Applied Mathematics.

Specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 04 August 2017

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Assessment Arrangements: Summer 2018 Summer 2021 (S/IF/33/18)
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Specimen Assessment Materials

Specimen Assessment Materials
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