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GCSE Further Mathematics Study Group 2023-2024

Figured no one's started one yet so might as well!

I take CAIE iGCSE additional maths but it's basically the same (apparently a little harder?) than GCSE Further Maths. It's SO challenging bc we only started like 2 months ago and the exams are so soon (I'm in y11) but it's so so fun! I can never go back to just studying single maths if you know what I mean haha. pure maths >>>

It's really quite hard to find anything to study with for fm - does anyone have any resources they'd like to share? I'll put what I've got as a reply to this thread x

@Pwca please add this to the list of study groups! Thank you!

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Reply 1
Hi I take aqa further maths ( level 2 I think ). Started it a couple weeks ago. However I am starting to regret my life choices but I do really enjoy
Reply 2
Original post by _jupiter_
Hi I take aqa further maths ( level 2 I think ). Started it a couple weeks ago. However I am starting to regret my life choices but I do really enjoy

I get you! I'm really regretting taking art 😭 but it is what it is. What's your favourite topic in fm so far?
Reply 3
Original post by bicompton
Figured no one's started one yet so might as well!

Disclaimer: none of these resources are mine, unless otherwise stated. I've only compiled them together here.
BLOG - https://www.flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk this is really helpful from a maths tutor (he's really funny as well). I genuinely enjoy reading his posts.

PDF - https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com you can find a ton of practise questions organised by topic - go to a level maths and do the pure maths topics because they don't have further maths gcse (to my knowledge)

BLOG - https://www.flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk/core-1-graphs-all-you-need-to-know/ guide to drawing simple graphs!

PDF - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_7chQZxtZSqVdKRnwIwejAc4k0kr_F8T edexcel a level revision notes (a lot of pure maths notes here)

PDF - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YoQ1fOBRPKy8pj_rNSrnJbWGA34ItlgW/view formulas from pure 1 maths (I think it might be CAIE, but I'm not sure). Really useful in general, though.

PDF - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aH3WYFXz0NMnBYBSX_QFSyLj-jjcUrWB/view level pure 1 & 3 maths notes. this is REALLY good. it has worked examples and practice questions, too!

BLOG - https://news.vbest.edu.my/common-mistakes-made-in-igcse-additional-mathematics-examination common mistakes made in igcse add maths and how to fix them!

YT - https://www.youtube.com/@StarfishMaths - I LOVE her videos - she explains everything extremely clearly and goes through worked examples which you can do alongside her. She does have a more advanced (A Levels) focus, but that should be really helpful as it's more similar to what add maths is.

YT - https://www.youtube.com/@TheGCSEMathsTutor Lifesaver much? I seriously highly suggest these videos. He has hour-long videos that cover a ton of content. I like to pop these on in the background when I do work, too.

YT - ]https://www.youtube.com/@Mathsaurus] : Absolute legend. His videos are amazing.

BLOG - https://corbettmaths.com/more/further-maths : This has videos, example questions and solutions. It's brilliant because it was made for further maths so you shouldn't worry about having studied topics you didn't cover in school.

BLOG - QEHS: I think this was made for a specific school? But it popped up in my feed and some of the resources are available for guest users (I don't think you can make an account). This page in particular is really good https://www.qehs.net/moodle2/mod/folder/view.php?id=14418

BLOG - https://www.drfrostmaths.com/# : AMAZING like 10/10 GOD TIER. This https://www.drfrostmaths.com/courses.php?coid=9887 in particular is for add maths, but there is SO MUCH more if you need it!

Hope this helps anyone who take fm/add maths :smile:

edit so the formatting is odd here too but basically copy the main bits of the url and paste it into your search engine and it should be fine.
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Original post by bicompton
Figured no one's started one yet so might as well!

I take CAIE iGCSE additional maths but it's basically the same (apparently a little harder?) than GCSE Further Maths. It's SO challenging bc we only started like 2 months ago and the exams are so soon (I'm in y11) but it's so so fun! I can never go back to just studying single maths if you know what I mean haha. pure maths >>>

It's really quite hard to find anything to study with for fm - does anyone have any resources they'd like to share? I'll put what I've got as a reply to this thread x

@Pwca please add this to the list of study groups! Thank you!

All done :smile:
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Original post by Pwca
All done :smile:

Thank you!
Reply 6
Original post by bicompton

I get you! I'm really regretting taking art 😭 but it is what it is. What's your favourite topic in fm so far?


We have only done like 2 topics so hard to say
Reply 7
Original post by _jupiter_
Hi I take aqa further maths ( level 2 I think ). Started it a couple weeks ago. However I am starting to regret my life choices but I do really enjoy

Oh wow same! However we started at the start of year 10🤔
Reply 8
There's a website call 1st class maths which has l2 further maths things on it so it might help
Reply 9
Original post by bicompton
Figured no one's started one yet so might as well!

I take CAIE iGCSE additional maths but it's basically the same (apparently a little harder?) than GCSE Further Maths. It's SO challenging bc we only started like 2 months ago and the exams are so soon (I'm in y11) but it's so so fun! I can never go back to just studying single maths if you know what I mean haha. pure maths >>>

It's really quite hard to find anything to study with for fm - does anyone have any resources they'd like to share? I'll put what I've got as a reply to this thread x

@Pwca please add this to the list of study groups! Thank you!

i do the aqa gcse further maths now idk if they do igcses but i would have a little look at mathsgenie and corbettmaths they have some really good stuff there even for the normal maths ( ik mathsgenie doesnt do further maths for aqa anyway)
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Original post by bicompton
Figured no one's started one yet so might as well!

I take CAIE iGCSE additional maths but it's basically the same (apparently a little harder?) than GCSE Further Maths. It's SO challenging bc we only started like 2 months ago and the exams are so soon (I'm in y11) but it's so so fun! I can never go back to just studying single maths if you know what I mean haha. pure maths >>>

It's really quite hard to find anything to study with for fm - does anyone have any resources they'd like to share? I'll put what I've got as a reply to this thread x

@Pwca please add this to the list of study groups! Thank you!

Hii, I’m a predicted A* student at IGCSE (Cambridge) maths and I recently moved from the uk this September where I was predicted a 9 at GCSE (OCR) maths. Maths is my strong suit and I really enjoy it. Do u think if I start working for further maths now it would be possible to get an A* this may/ June. I’ve had a look at the questions but I really can’t tell how hard it would be to catch up. Please give me your honest opinion no matter how harsh it is. Or would u recommend for me to do it in the Oct/Nov session. Also, do u take tuitions for it or do u do it in school? My school doesn’t offer it but if u know any good tuitions could u send me their contact details?
(Sorry the text is a bit long am really desperate))
Original post by bicompton
Figured no one's started one yet so might as well!

I take CAIE iGCSE additional maths but it's basically the same (apparently a little harder?) than GCSE Further Maths. It's SO challenging bc we only started like 2 months ago and the exams are so soon (I'm in y11) but it's so so fun! I can never go back to just studying single maths if you know what I mean haha. pure maths >>>

It's really quite hard to find anything to study with for fm - does anyone have any resources they'd like to share? I'll put what I've got as a reply to this thread x

@Pwca please add this to the list of study groups! Thank you!

Hi, I am in year 11 as well. How can you do further maths in year 11?
I might choose further maths as an A level so can you please help me as someone told me that you have to do a mock exam or test before doing further maths a level and I don't know about it if there will be extra topics which might be harder in test or mock exam. If you know please tell me when does that test or mock exam take place?
Original post by Leenn.
Hii, I’m a predicted A* student at IGCSE (Cambridge) maths and I recently moved from the uk this September where I was predicted a 9 at GCSE (OCR) maths. Maths is my strong suit and I really enjoy it. Do u think if I start working for further maths now it would be possible to get an A* this may/ June. I’ve had a look at the questions but I really can’t tell how hard it would be to catch up. Please give me your honest opinion no matter how harsh it is. Or would u recommend for me to do it in the Oct/Nov session. Also, do u take tuitions for it or do u do it in school? My school doesn’t offer it but if u know any good tuitions could u send me their contact details?
(Sorry the text is a bit long am really desperate))

Hi, don't know if you've made up your mind on this yet but I did AQA Level 2 further maths and got a grade 9. The school didn't offer tuition so I taught myself from the textbook and videos. I started the content after finishing GCSE maths (May year 10) and had learnt it all by the summer so if you work at it, starting now should be achievable. Will obviously depend on skill/work put in but a lot of it is just harder GCSE stuff.
Original post by Harman Kaur
Hi, I am in year 11 as well. How can you do further maths in year 11?
I might choose further maths as an A level so can you please help me as someone told me that you have to do a mock exam or test before doing further maths a level and I don't know about it if there will be extra topics which might be harder in test or mock exam. If you know please tell me when does that test or mock exam take place?

It will depend from college to college so you are best asking first but most colleges that I spoke to don't assume a knowledge of GCSE further maths and will just teach from basics
Original post by cautionary-mania
Hi, don't know if you've made up your mind on this yet but I did AQA Level 2 further maths and got a grade 9. The school didn't offer tuition so I taught myself from the textbook and videos. I started the content after finishing GCSE maths (May year 10) and had learnt it all by the summer so if you work at it, starting now should be achievable. Will obviously depend on skill/work put in but a lot of it is just harder GCSE stuff.

I actually taught Further Maths to my peers all of who got 9s so if anyone has any questions don't hesitate to ask 😀
Reply 15
Original post by cautionary-mania
Hi, don't know if you've made up your mind on this yet but I did AQA Level 2 further maths and got a grade 9. The school didn't offer tuition so I taught myself from the textbook and videos. I started the content after finishing GCSE maths (May year 10) and had learnt it all by the summer so if you work at it, starting now should be achievable. Will obviously depend on skill/work put in but a lot of it is just harder GCSE stuff.

Thank you so much for replying, so did u do further maths in the Oct/ Nov session or May/June? And also do if I decide to do fm in Oct/Nov session should I start now or after I finish with my May/ June exams to focus on my first exams first? Also, could u send me the names of the channels for the videos. (I am so impressed by your results)
omg I've just started teaching myself further maths content now(the harder stuff at least, like matrices and differentiation) and I'm so stressed as GCSES are in about 2-3 months. send help 😢 i really don't think I'm going to get above a 7, if I'm being realistic as i only get 7s in normal maths..
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Original post by _jupiter_
Hi I take aqa further maths ( level 2 I think ). Started it a couple weeks ago. However I am starting to regret my life choices but I do really enjoy

Same here- I'm taking Further Maths AQA. Predicted an 8- but realistically speaking, probably won't get more than a 6 :')
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Reply 18
Original post by _jupiter_
Hi I take aqa further maths ( level 2 I think ). Started it a couple weeks ago. However I am starting to regret my life choices but I do really enjoy

you'll defo enjoy it. further maths at gcse is alot more interesting than normal maths. welcome to calculus :smile:
Reply 19
Original post by AichVee

you'll defo enjoy it. further maths at gcse is alot more interesting than normal maths. welcome to calculus :smile:


It is quite nice

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