AS/A Level Further Mathematics Course
Exam board: WJEC
AS Level: 2305QS – A Level: 1305QS
Further Mathematics is a natural extension to Mathematics A-level, taking you twice as far and as deep. The skill set developed in this course prepares you for the material and rigour of university level study in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences like Physics, Engineering, Economics and Chemistry. In some top universities Further Mathematics is a strong preference for application to mathematical subjects and additional lectures are often necessary for those who have not taken it.
Further Mathematics is accessible to those who excel in their Mathematics A-level, typically but not exclusively those on course for an A grade in it. The units studied are incrementally more challenging both in terms of the material and problem-solving skills previously developed.
To study A Level Further Mathematics you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 or equivalent including English Language. You also require GCSE Mathematics and A level Mathematics with grade 7, equivalent or above.
The WJEC AS and A Level in Further Mathematics provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.
AS Level Further Mathematics consist of 3 units which are all compulsory.
A2 Level Further Mathematics consist of 3 units. Studying Unit 4 is compulsory. Students will being given a choice to study either Unit 5 or Unit 6.
The WJEC AS and A Level Further Mathematics is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment. Assessment opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year, until the end of the life of the specification.
This specification is divided into a total of 5 units, 3 AS units and 2 A2 units. Weightings noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.
All AS units are compulsory.
A Level (the above plus a further 2 units)
Candidates must take Unit 4 and either Unit 5 or Unit 6.
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.
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