Exam Board OCR
Qualification A Level




Grade 7 in Mathematics and Grade 7 in Physics



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The content is separated into three areas; compulsory Pure Core (50%), Additional Mechanics (25%) and Additional Pure Maths (25%). Pure Core will extend and deepen knowledge of proof, algebra, functions, calculus, vectors, and differential equations studied in A Level Mathematics. It will also broaden knowledge into other areas of pure mathematics that underpin the further study of mathematics and other numerate subjects with complex numbers, matrices, polar coordinates, and hyperbolic functions. Additional Mechanics extends knowledge of particles, kinematics and forces from A Level Mathematics and uses extended pure mathematical knowledge to explore more complex physical systems. Additional Pure broadens and deepens knowledge of pure mathematics, studying both discrete and continuous topics which form the foundation of undergraduate study in mathematics and mathematical disciplines. AS content is taught during Year 12 and then built on in Year 13.


Assessment Paper 1 (25%): Pure Core 1; 90 minutes

Paper 2 (25%): Pure Core 2; 90 minutes

Paper 3 (25%): Additional Mechanics; 90 minutes

Paper 4 (25%): Additional Pure Maths; 90 minutes


Careers Guidance Further Mathematics is a challenging qualification, which both extends and deepens knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A level Mathematics. Students who do it often say it is their favourite subject. It provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts. Further Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly welcomed by universities.

Students are really demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning mathematics that is especially useful for any mathematically rich degree. Some prestigious university courses require you to have a Further Mathematics qualification and others may adjust their grade requirements more favourably to students with Further Mathematics.

Recent graduate information has shown people with an A-Level in Further Mathematics have progressed into employment with roles such as an engineer, data scientist, research scientist and software developer.

Key Information

Transition Work

The transition work for Further Mathematics can be found below.

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly from the booklet over the summer ahead of the start of the course.


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