**Mathematics Department Information**

**Level 2 Further Mathematics**

** Specification:** AQA 8365

Level 2 Further Mathematics is an optional course which typically starts after the Mock Examinations in Year 11.

** What is Level 2 Further Mathematics?**

The Level 2 Further Mathematics course is a supplementary course to the GCSE Mathematics course that allows students to earn an additional qualification, equivalent to a GCSE. The course gives another avenue for able Mathematicians to demonstrate their ability and develops core skills which will ease the transition to A-level Mathematics.

** What topics are covered in Level 2 Further Mathematics?**

The syllabus broadly covers higher-level algebra content of GCSE Mathematics and in addition: matrices, calculus, factor theorem and trigonometric identities (none of which are covered in the GCSE Mathematics curriculum).

** Who is eligible to study the course?**

All students in Set 1 are automatically entered for the course on an *opt out* basis.

Students from any other set may enrol in the course on an *opt in* basis for self-study. However, the difficulty and self-study nature of the course necessitates a high level of discipline to achieve a good grade and level of understanding.

** What is the structure of the course?**

For students in Set 1, content from the course is taught in Mathematics lessons. For all other students, there are lunchtime sessions, once a week, which allow all students enrolled in the course to be taught the content of the course via examples, with some time devoted for practice.

** Where can I find resources for the course?**

The notes for the course are available on the Open Drive. The recommended textbook is the "AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics" book (ISBN: 978-1-55104-4693-9), which has detailed notes, examples, and practise questions for the course.

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