AQA level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics

The AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics is an additional qualification for KS4 students who are likely to achieve high grades in GCSE mathematics and progress onto A level Mathematics.

Why do AQA Level 2 Further Mathematics?

Studying for this qualification has a number of benefits for able students:

  • It assesses skills such as algebraic reasoning, in greater depth than GCSE Mathematics.
  • It builds on the Key Stage 4 curriculum and is intended as an additional qualification to GCSE Mathematics, rather than as a replacement.
  • It gives students a firm foundation for AS or A level Mathematics.
  • It allows students to be stretched and challenged to think about mathematics more deeply but without the problems of doing some of AS Level mathematics early.

The content of AQA Level 2 Further Mathematics

The content assumes prior knowledge of the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study and covers the areas of algebra and geometry, which are crucial to further study in the subject, in greater depth and breadth. This qualification places an emphasis on higher order technical proficiency, rigorous argument and problem solving skills. It also gives an introduction to calculus and matrices and develops further skills in trigonometry, functions and graphs.


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AQA Certificate in Further Mathematics textbook
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