Further Mathematics (EDEXCEL)
Please note that the above specification is currently a proposed version awaiting final approval by QCA for teaching from September 2017.
In addition to the aims for the mathematics course:
Knowledge of the complete content of the IGCSE higher syllabus, especially the algebra content, is essential. An A* grade at IGCSE is expected and students not working consistently at that level find the AS course extremely challenging.
In recent years the number of students in the UK taking Further Mathematics has increased significantly. It is almost always required for degree courses in Mathematics and is sometimes required, and often listed as highly desirable or desirable, for degree courses in Engineering and Computer Science at the top universities.