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Maths A Level

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Website

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html

 

Units

Paper 1 and 2: Pure Maths

Each paper is: 2-hour written examination (33.33% of the qualification and 100 marks)

Content overview

● Topic 1 – Proof

● Topic 2 – Algebra and functions

● Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane

● Topic 4 – Sequences and series

● Topic 5 – Trigonometry

● Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms

● Topic 7 – Differentiation

● Topic 8 – Integration

● Topic 9 – Numerical methods

● Topic 10 – Vectors Assessment overview

Paper 1 and Paper 2 may contain questions on any topics from the Pure Mathematics content. Students must answer all questions.

Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics

2-hour written examination (33.33% of the qualification and 100 marks)

Content overview

Section A: Statistics

● Topic 1 – Statistical sampling

● Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation

● Topic 3 – Probability

● Topic 4 – Statistical distributions

● Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing

Section B: Mechanics

● Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics

● Topic 7 – Kinematics

● Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s laws

● Topic 9 – Moments Assessment overview

Paper 3 will contain questions on topics from the Statistics content in Section A and Mechanics content in Section B.

Students must answer all questions.

Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Textbook(s)

Year 1:

Edexcel AS and A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 1/AS Textbook; ISBN 9781292183398

Edexcel AS and A level Mathematics Statistics & Mechanics Year 1/AS Textbook; ISBN 9781292232539

Year 2:

Edexcel A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 2 Textbook; ISBN 9781292183404

Edexcel A level Mathematics Statistics & Mechanics Year 2 Textbook; ISBN 9781446944073

 

Revision guide:

Revise Edexcel A level Mathematics Revision Workbook; ISBN 9781292190600

Revise Edexcel A level Mathematics Practice Papers Plus; ISBN 9781292213262

 

Sample papers

Pure Mathematics 1

Pure Mathematics 2

Statistics and Mechanics