Further Mathematics Options
The OCR Further Mathematics syllabus consists of 50% compulsory Pure content, and 50% from two optional courses.
This year the department may be able to offer a choice of two out of three options (outlined below). Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide for your preferences but please indicate your preferred courses using the form on the right and we will see what is possible.
Covers more probability distributions and statistical tests. Develops understanding of how to make conclusions about the population from a sample, including producing confidence-intervals for a quantity measured from a sample. Particularly useful for Medics and other subjects that require statistical methods.
Continues the study of mechanics to include: toppling of objects based on their centres of mass; work, energy and power; collisions; and motion in a circle. Particularly useful for Physics/Engineering.
Introduces more abstract topics called Group Theory and Number Theory. The Sequences content is extended by finding nth terms from recurrence relations and Calculus is extended by exploring 2-dimensional curved surfaces in 3D space. These topics tend to be included in the first year of a university Maths course.
Note that you shouldn't necessarily just choose the course that matches your University subject best, as this might therefore be your last opportunity to study Mathematics that isn't relevant to your degree course!