**Specification and Topics covered at A Level**

**Year 12**

The study of Mathematics is grounded in the accumulation of experience and the techniques of problem-solving, and so it is important to review work continually.

**Pure Mathematics [Module Papers C1 and C2]**

- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
- Sequences and series
- Trigonometry
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Differentiation
- Integration

**Statistics [Module Paper S1]**

- Statistical diagrams and the presentation of data
- Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
- Probability. Discrete Probability Density Functions
- Correlation and Regression. The Normal Distribution

##### Examination Technique

**Further Pure Mathematics [Module Paper FP1]**

- Complex Numbers
- Vectors
- Matrices
- Introduction to conic sections
- Proof by induction

**Decision Mathematics [Module Paper D1]**

- Algorithms
- Graphs and Networks
- Linear Programming

**Further Statistics [Module Paper S2]**

- Continuous probability density functions
- Hypothesis Testing
- Binomial and Poisson Distributions
- Normal Approximation

**Year 13**

The study of Mathematics is grounded in the accumulation of experience and the techniques of problem-solving, and so it is important to review work continually.

**Pure Mathematics [Module Papers C3 and C4]**

- Cartesian and parametric equations of a curve
- Exponential and logarithm functions, including the shape of their graph
- Trigonometric identities and equations
- Vectors
- Methods of differentiation and integration
- Approximate solutions to equations by direct iteration

**Further Pure Mathematics [Module Papers FP2 and FP3]**

- Complex Numbers
- Further vectors
- Matrices
- Hyperbolic functions
- Polar graphs
- Power series
- Further differentiation and integration

**Mechanics [Module Paper M1]**

- Equations of motion
- Newton’s Laws
- Application of vectors
- Impulse
- Conservation of linear momentum
- Moments

**Further Mechanics [Module Paper M2]**

- Projectiles
- Application of Vectors, Impulse, Linear momentum, Moments
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy

**How will your son be assessed at A Level? **

**Year 12**

Homework/extra study will be set each week, usually written in exercise books; alternatively, a revision or an on-line task may be set.

Four separate file paper homeworks, at intervals during the year.

Self-assessed or peer-assessed tasks, at intervals during the year.

Short tests in October/November,December and January/ February. Content of each test based on preceding weeks’ topics/revision in Pure Mathematics and Statistics.

Trial Examinations (March/April) which will contain questions on any topic studied for Pure Mathematics and Statistics.

- Core 1: non-calculator
- Core 2 and Statistics 1: calculator required

**Year 13:**

Homework/extra study will be set each week, usually written in exercise books; alternatively, a revision or an on-line task may be set.

Four separate file paper homeworks, at intervals during the year.

Self-assessed or peer-assessed tasks, at intervals during the year.

Short tests in October/November,December and January/ February. Content of each test based on preceding weeks’ topics/revision in Pure Mathematics and Mechanics

Trial Examinations (March/April) which will contain questions on any topic studied for Pure Mathematics and Mechanics.

- Core 3/ Core 4/ Mechanics 1: calculator required

Further Mathematics Modules.

- FP2/ FP3. Mechanics 2: calculator required.

**External Examinations **

Examination Board : Edexcel

2016 AS Three papers, each of length 1 hour 30 minutes

2016 A2 Three papers, each of length 1 hour 30 minutes

2016 AS FM Three papers, each of length 1 hour 30 minutes

2016 A2 FM Three papers, each of length 1 hour 30 minutes

**How could you support your son to learn during Years 12 & 13?**

- By encouraging him to meet all deadlines for set work
- By encouraging him to ask promptly when seeking advice
- By ensuring he follows the revision programme of practice questions