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Edexcel IGCSE (91) Further Pure Mathematics 4PM1
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WHY CHOOSE THIS SYLLABUS?
Our content and assessment approach has been designed to meet students’ needs and sits within our wider subject offer for Mathematics, providing the next step on from both our International GCSE qualifications in Mathematics (Specification A and B).
Extended Mathematics course of study – We have designed this qualification to enhance the learning for students whose mathematical competence may have developed early, or who wish to pursue their interest in the subject. It provides an additional Level 2 International GCSE qualification, which extends mathematical techniques beyond those covered in International GCSE/GCSE in Mathematics.
Clear and straightforward question papers – Our question papers are clear and designed specifically to target the Higher Tier (grades 9–4 with grade 3 allowed) making them accessible for students in this ability range. Our mark schemes are straightforward, so that the assessment requirements are clear.
Broaden and deepen students’ skills – We have designed the International GCSE to extend students’ knowledge by broadening and deepening skills, for example:

 Students use numerical skills in both a purely mathematical way and in reallife situations
 Students use algebra and calculus to set up and solve problems
 Students develop competence and confidence when manipulating mathematical expressions
 Students use vectors and rates of change to model situations.
ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW
 The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Further Pure Mathematics comprises of two externally assessed papers.
 This specification is offered through a single tier.
 Questions are targeted at grades in the range 9–4, with 3 allowed.
 Students whose level of achievement is below the minimum judged by Pearson to be of sufficient standard will receive an unclassified U result.
 Paper 1
 Externally assessed
 Availability: January and June
 First assessment: June 2019
 Paper 2
 Externally assessed
 Availability: January and June
 First assessment: June 2019
DETAILS OF THE ASSESSMENT
Paper 1
 Level  Higher
 Assessed through a 2hour examination set and marked by Pearson.
 The paper is weighted at 50% of the qualification, targeted at grades 9–4 with 3 allowed.
 100 marks
Paper 2
 Level  Higher
 Assessed through a 2hour examination set and marked by Pearson.
 100 marks
SUBJECT CONTENT
 Logarithmic functions and indices
 The quadratic function
 Identities and inequalities
 Graphs
 Series
 The binomial series
 Scalar and vector quantities
 Rectangular Cartesian coordinates
 Calculus
 Trigonometry
SOURCE
https://qualifications.pearson.com/