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Westminster 16+ further maths

Hello everyone,
I am going to take the Westminster 16+ exam later this year, and I might apply for further maths. Can anyone explain to me if they’ve taken the test what the paper is like, an example of any questions on it, or any resources I should use to practice?
Many thanks
Reply 1
Hiiii, I applied to Westminster in 2023 and got in at 16+. I took maths, further maths, chemistry and physics. I am not very 'good' at maths so to speak in comparison with many of the other candidates especially. The further maths paper had around 10 questions, each 5 marks and it got progressively harder through the paper. The last 2 questions were really hard and I remember getting something ridiculous like -pi for an area. The beginning of the paper (1-5) is mostly like GCSE maths level but using the last few questions, so maybe practice the last 5 questions on each paper for GCSE. Otherwise just do some UKMT stuff - I took Hamilton Olympiad last year and the questions were quite similar, albeit easier, for the Westminster paper.
Reply 2
This is very helpful, but I do have a few more questions if that’s alright.
What do the questions tend to be like in your experience? Were they geometry or number theory based on the whole, and were they more proofs or just problems?
I will get working on Hamilton Olympiad questions in the meantime, many thanks
Reply 3
Original post by Hirschman
This is very helpful, but I do have a few more questions if that’s alright.
What do the questions tend to be like in your experience? Were they geometry or number theory based on the whole, and were they more proofs or just problems?
I will get working on Hamilton Olympiad questions in the meantime, many thanks

There was a mix of all the topics, and a lot of questions where the topics were mixed, so like a geometry question that required application of algebraic manipulation. There were a couple of proofs (I don't actually remember how many) but most of them were definitely problems.

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