**Return to A Level Further Mathematics Menu**

Unlike Mathematics where the subject content is the same for all the examination boards, for Further Mathematics only half of the **subject content** is compulsory. The core content can be found on **pages 7-10**. This prescribed subject content can also be seen in my file of Technology Resources for Mathematics and Further Mathematics (still an ongoing project which will be developed further):

**maths & further maths technology by content **

The content of the remaining 50% is not prescribed and has been defined in the specifications from the examination boards who could build from the applied content in A level Mathematics, introduce new applications, or extend further the core content further or any combination of these. With such choice, the specifictions are very varied; from **AMSP**, we can see a very useful summary of the structure and content of the various specifications.

For any change in specification, I have always found mapping documents helpful, for Further Mathematics where resources are perhaps less plentiful than for Mathematics, then a clear mapping to the legacy specifications can be useful for finding practice questions.

Mapping documents:

These are all very clear and include helpful notes.

**OCR A**scroll all the way down to Teacher Guides for a document mapping new content to the legacy specification**OCR B**scroll down to Teacher Guides**Pearson – GCSE 2017 and GCSE 2008 content mapping**. This spreadsheet maps the 2017 specification content for Maths (sheets 1 and 2) and Further Maths (sheets 3 and 4) to the old specification.

For AQA there is a useful **summary of the subject content** available and on Mohammed Ladak’s ‘MathedUp’ see his **A Level Further Maths Takeaway**, a wonderful source of exam questions by topic with mark schemes. AQA questions have been used here.

Looking for further questions on core topic such as Proof by Induction I know I can look at sample questions from all the Examination Boards; see **Teaching Resources** in the **Further Maths series of pages**.

To take a look at an optional example, earlier this year, teaching Dimensions (MEI) to the Further Mathematicians, having taught legacy M3 before, I did know where to find many questions, but for anyone new to the subject, quickly consulting the **mapping document**, we can see that the required legacy unit is indeed M3.

There are many questions available from the old M3 papers. Looking at the other examination boards, I can see that AQA has Dimensions on its first optional application.

So I know I can find Dimensions questions on AQA specimen and practice papers. I can also check MathedUp where we see questions and solutions on Dimensional Analysis.

Looking at Revise, a video on the subject is available which includes the AQA legacy reference. Challenge and Ans provide examination questions with very clear solutions.