# Mathematics & further mathematics

## Learn more about mathematics & further mathematics

- Why study this subject?
- Which examination board?
- Does the AS count towards the A Level or is it a standalone qualification?
- How will you be assessed?
- What is the outline content over 2 years?

### Why study this subject?

Mathematics goes well with many combinations of subjects. It equips students with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving, number skills, and the ability to think in abstract ways.

Mathematics is important in everyday life and many forms of employment: science and technology, engineering, medicine, the economy, the environment, and public decision-making.

Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a learner solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.

### Which Examination Board?

WJEC

### Does the AS count towards the A Level or is it a standalone qualification?

AS is worth 40% and A2 is worth 60% of the A Level.

### How will you be assessed?

All assessment is through written examination.

### What is the outline content over 2 years?

#### Year 12

**AS Mathematics**

- All students study Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.
- This is examined through two papers: Unit 1 is Pure Mathematics, Unit 2 is Applied Mathematics.

**Further Mathematics**

- If students wish to study an additional A Level in Further Mathematics this is done in Year 13 with the whole A Level Mathematics studied in Year 12. (see below for full A level content)

#### Year 13

**A Level Mathematics**

- All students study Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.
- This is examined through two papers: Unit 3 is Pure Mathematics, Unit 4 is Applied Mathematics.

**A Level Further Mathematics**

- All students study Further Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.
- This is examined through five Units: Two Pure Mathematics Units and three Applied Mathematics Units.

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