Further Mathematics has a strong emphasis on using Mathematics in data analysis, business modelling and everyday practical contexts. Students are expected to be able to apply problem solving techniques and processes as well as statistical analysis techniques to a wide variety of situations and application tasks including; univariate and bivariate data, networks, business modelling and matrices, Geometry and Trigonometry. A strong emphasis on the use of Graphics calculators and other statistical and graphing packages is incorporated into all areas of study.
Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4 provide general preparation for employment or further study, in particular, where data analysis is important. The assumed knowledge and skills for Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4 are drawn from General Mathematics Units 1 and 2. Students who have completed Mathematical Methods (CAS) Units 1 and 2 will also have had access to assumed knowledge and skills to undertake Further Mathematics.