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Devonport High School for Girls

Head of Department

Mr N Riseborough BSc (Hons), PGCE

A Level Course Outline

A Level Further Mathematics is studied in conjunction with A Level Mathematics. Students will have the opportunity to discover further areas of Mathematics whilst developing a more in-depth understanding of concepts covered in the standard Mathematics A Level course. Students will also read Further Pure Mathematics components and additional minor components in Statistics, Mechanics and Modelling with Algorithms.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities

A Level Further Mathematics is studied in conjunction with A Level Mathematics. Students will have the opportunity to discover further areas of Mathematics whilst developing a more in-depth understanding of concepts covered in the standard Mathematics A Level course. Students will also read Further Pure Mathematics components and additional minor components in Statistics, Mechanics and Modelling with Algorithms.

Course Content

Examination Board

OCR (MEI)

Full details of the specification and assessment criteria can be found on the OCR website

Further Mathematics B (MEI) - H635, H645

 

Both the AS and the A Level are divided into a mandatory Further Core Pure component and a variety of options. Further Mathematics will extend the skills learnt in the full A Level Mathematics course. The content for Further Core Pure (A Level) extends the content of Further Core Pure (AS).

All components are assessed in the summer via a written examination. Students cannot certify for an A Level and AS Level in the same examination period.

AS Level

Unit 1

Further Core Pure (AS)
33⅓% of total AS level
1 hour 15 minutes written paper

Option in Statistics
33⅓% of total AS level
1 hour 15 minutes written paper

Option in Modelling with Algorithms
33⅓% of total AS level
1 hour 15 minutes written paper

A Level

Unit 2

Further Core Pure (A Level)
50% of total A level
 2 hour 40 mins written paper

Minor Option in Mechanics
16⅔% of total A level
1 hour 15 mins written paper

Minor Option in Statistics
16⅔% of total A level
1 hour 15 mins written paper

Minor Option in Modelling with Algorithms
16⅔% of total A level
1 hour 15 mins written paper