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Further Maths Exam Papers VCCA

The VCCA Further Maths Exam 1 and 2 Exam Papers and Answers are a collection of past papers from the Victoria Curriculum and Assessment Authority. In this collection (2016 – 2020), the answers from the VCCA exam reports and the further maths past paper are merged into one document. We believe this is a fun way for students to see both the questions and the answers side-by-side when doing quick revisions.

Further Maths Exam 1 Solutions

Here are 2020 further maths exam 1 solutions, including the 2016 VCCA maths Paper 1 solutions you might find helpful as you revise for the 2021 exams. These are complete solutions that you can download onto your device now.

Further Maths Exam Yearly papers (adapted from VCCA)

To check out the VCCA  2020 Further Maths latest papers, including the past releases, click on the link in blue:

If you wish to get the original VCCA further maths papers and exam reports, check out the links to the authority’s website below.

VCCA Further Maths Exam 1 & 2 Specifications

Victoria Curriculum and Assessment Authoritys’ (VCCA) Mathematics Study Design 2016–2022 is an ideal document to read.  It gives details to development of exams and focusses on ‘Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4’).

Here is what VCCA said about this important document:

“Mathematics Study Design 2016–2022 is for the development of the examination. All outcomes in ‘Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4’ will be examined. All content from the areas of study, and the key knowledge and skills that underpin the outcomes in Units 3 and 4, are examinable.

Examination 1 will cover both Areas of study 1 and 2. The examination is designed to assess students’ knowledge of mathematical concepts, models and techniques, and their ability to reason,
interpret and apply this knowledge in a range of contexts.

Examination 2 will cover both Areas of study 1 and 2. The examination is designed to assess
students’ ability to select and apply mathematical facts, concepts, models and techniques to solve
extended application problems in a range of contexts.” (VCCA Further Maths Exam Specification, PDF)

Further mathematics 1 Exam Past Papers (Content)

Section A Multiple Choice Questions (24 marks)

  • Data Analysis (16 marks)
  • Recursion and Financial Modeling (8 marks)

Section B Short Answers (16 marks)

  • Matrices (8 marks)
  • Networks and decision mathematics (8 marks)
  • Geometry and measurement (8 marks)
  • Graphs and relations (8 marks)

Students answer questions on 2 modules of Unit 4. Each module carries 8 marks. The total for Section B is 16 marks.

Further mathematics 2 Exam Past Papers (Content)

Section A short-answer and extended-answer questions (36 marks)

  • Data Analysis (24 marks)
  • Recursion and Financial Modeling (12 marks)

Section B short-answer and extended-answer questions (24 marks)

  • Matrices (12 marks)
  • Networks and decision mathematics (12 marks)
  • Geometry and measurement (12 marks)
  • Graphs and relations (12 marks)

Students answer questions on 2 modules of Unit 4. Each module carries 12 marks.
The overall total marks for both Further Mathematics 1 & 2 is 100 marks.

VCCA Further Maths Specification Exam 1 Format

The examination will be in the form of a multiple-choice question book. The examination will consist of two sections, A and B.

  • Section A will consist of 24 multiple-choice questions derived from the core component of the course. Of these 24 questions,16 will be on data analysis and 8 will be on recursion and financial modelling. All questions will be compulsory. Section A will be worth a total of 24 marks.
  • Section B will consist of eight multiple-choice questions on each of the four modules in Unit 4. Students must answer questions on two modules. Section B will be worth a total of 16 marks.
  • Total Marks & Formula sheet: The total marks for the examination will be 40. A formula sheet will be provided with the examination. The formula sheet will be the same for examinations 1 and 2. All answers are to be recorded on the answer sheet provided for multiple-choice questions.

VCCA Further Maths Specification Exam 2 Format

The examination will be in the form of a question and answer book. The examination will consist of two sections, A and B.

  • Section A will consist of short-answer and extended-answer questions, including multi-stage questions of increasing complexity. Questions will be derived from the core component of the course. Of these, 24 marks will be allocated to data analysis and 12 marks will be allocated to recursion and financial modelling. All questions will be compulsory. Section A will be worth a total of 36 marks.
  • Section B will consist of short-answer and extended-answer questions, including multi-stage questions of increasing complexity. Questions will be derived from each of the four modules in Unit 4. Each module will contain questions that total 12 marks. Students must answer questions on two modules. Section B will be worth a total of 24 marks.
  • Total Marks & Formula sheet: The total marks for the examination will be 60. A formula sheet will be provided with the examination. The formula sheet will be the same for examinations 1 and 2. Answers are to be recorded in the spaces provided in the question and answer book.

Key knowledge and skills from Units 3 and 4 Outcomes

The VCCA has provided some maths course information on its website. The outline of the examination papers aims to add value to the information available. The outline shows the order in which the maths Units 3 and 4 appears in the Further Maths 1 and 2 Exams papers from 2016 – latest releases.

Perhaps it is important to note that the list of maths outline is based on the 2016 – 2020 exams. For more details on specification and maths contents examined, refer to the VCCA website. We reproduce part of the sample spec below – see the source weblink for more info.

Further maths exam revision notes for students

Ask your Further Maths teacher for some directions when setting out your exam preparations. Specifically, sought their opinions on using the past exam papers. Also, ask for the outline of the Units 3 and 4 tasks covered in class as these would give you an idea about what you have covered during the term.

Alternatively, skim through your notebooks and assessments papers to find out what you have covered in class.

Remember these key revision tactics if you want to ace your maths exam: practice, seek help and do it all over again.

  • Practice by attempting the past exam questions.
  • Seek help from your teachers, tutor or online if you are having difficulty.
  • Do it again.

Past Further Maths questions and answers, study guides and tips

We hope that students will find the past questions and answers, study guides and tips useful when revising for the further maths examinations.

For students doing General Mathematics and or Advanced Mathematics, check out the Grade 12 past maths papers. The maths quiz (multiple choice questions) are a good practice material. You can also download the Grade 12 maths core units.

In brief, the article aims to help students by:

  • merging the 2016 – 2020 VCCA Further Maths Exam Questions and Answers into one PDF.
  • listing Further Maths Exam specifications into content areas.
  • stating the VCCA Further Maths Exam format, layout and marks.
  • discussing key knowledge and skills you need to know before when revising for the FM exams.

I used ‘PDF file edit’ to merge 2019 FM paper 1 and paper 2 answers to the questions so that you do not have to work with separate files. (See it here >>completed Further Maths 2019 papers)

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