Updates to AS Further Mathematics Specification: August 2020
As part of supporting you and your students every step of the way with our qualifications, we have updated our AS Further Mathematics specification to ensure maximum clarity.
The updated specification now includes an important update to the information about routes for the AS Further Mathematics Qualification that can be taught alongside the AS Mathematics qualification.
The ten entry routes permitted for AS Further Mathematics are:
|Paper 1||Paper 2 options||Entry code|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2A: Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Further Pure Mathematics 2||A|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2B: Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Further Statistics 1||B|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2C: Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Further Mechanics 1||C|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2D: Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Decision Mathematics 1||D|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2E: Further Statistics 1 and Further Mechanics 1||E|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2F: Further Statistics 1 and Decision Mathematics 1||F|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2G: Further Statistics 1 and Further Statistics 2||G|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2H: Further Mechanics 1 and Decision Mathematics 1||H|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2J: Further Mechanics 1 and Further Mechaincs 2||J|
|Core Pure Mathematics||2K: Decision Mathematics 1 and Decision Mathematics 2||K|
On page 4 of the specification, the ‘Content and assessment overview’ section previously stated:
“In this qualification, option E and option K (see Appendix 9) are routes that can be taught alongside the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary in Mathematics qualification.”
This is incorrect as Further Mechanics 1 requires knowledge of the A Level Mathematics qualification. The only two routes to the qualification that can be taught alongside AS Mathematics are option F and option K and this has been corrected in the statement on page 4.
The updated specification also includes some further clarifying text and formulae. All details of updates can be found at the start of the document.
Please note, any changes will not impact upcoming Autumn examinations.
Download the updated AS Further Mathematics specification below.
If you have any questions about the changes to the specification, please get in contact with the Pearson Edexcel qualifications team.