Further Mathematics

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” – Paul Halmos

Subject information

ENTRY DETAILS

Exam board: Pearson Edexcel IAL

Specification: Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level in Further Mathematics (YFM01) 

HOW I WILL BE ASSESSED?

Examination: The course is examined in January and June of both Year 12 and Year 13

COURSE DETAILS

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW, DURATION AND WEIGHTING

Unit D1 – Written examination 90 minutes  (16 2/3 % of qualification, 75 marks)

Unit FP1 – Written examination 90 minutes  (16 2/3 % of qualification, 75 marks)

Unit M2 – Written examination 90 minutes  (16 2/3 % of qualification, 75 marks)

Unit FP2 – Written examination 90 minutes  (16 2/3 % of qualification, 75 marks)

Unit FP3 – Written examination 90 minutes  (16 2/3 % of qualification, 75 marks)

Unit M3 – Written examination 90 minutes  (16 2/3 % of qualification, 75 marks)

Exam Papers% of IAL    Assessment overview
D1 –
(Jan Y12)
16 2/3

75 marks distributed across 7 or 8 questions.

FP1 –
(June Y12)   
16 2/3

75 marks distributed across 9 or 10 questions. The later questions usually carry the most number of marks.

M2 –
(June Y12)
16 2/3

75 marks distributed across 7 or 8 questions. 

FP2 –
(Jan Y13)
16 2/3

75 marks distributed across 8 or 9 questions. The later questions usually carry the most number of marks.

FP3 –
(June Y13)
16 2/3

75 marks distributed across 8 or 9 questions. The later questions may carry the most number of marks.

M3 –
(June Y13)
16 2/3

75 marks distributed across 7 questions. The later questions usually carry the most number of marks.

WIDER READING

  • Jourdain, P. E. (1920). Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy. By Bertrand Russell. Pp. viii, 208. 10s. 6d. net. 1919.(London: Allen and Unwin.). The Mathematical Gazette, 10(145), 46-46
  • Maor, E. (2009). “ e”: The Story of a Number (Vol. 41). Princeton University Press
  • Stewart, I. (1995). Concepts of modern mathematics. Courier Corporation

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