A Level Mathematics – Programme of Study

A Level Mathematics

Examining Board : Edexcel

Specification : Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics (9MA0)

First teaching from September 2017

First certification from 2018

Year 12

DatesNo of weeksTopics
(3 periods p week)
No of lessonsTopics
(3 periods p week)
No of lessonsDetailAssessment tasks/HW
September – October7Module C1 (Core)
Algebra & Functions
Quadratics & Inequalities; sketching curves; coordinate geometry
35Rules of Indices; Surds
Plotting graphs, solving quadratic & simultaneous equations
Transformations
35Expanding, factorising quadratics. Conmpleting the square method.Topic tests every 2-3 weeks
October -November7
Sequences
Differentiation
Integration
35Arithmetic series, find gradient, ratio of change35Sum to n-terms, using ? notation.
Tangents & niormals, constant of integration
December2Assessment for C1Mock exams
CHRISTMAS BREAK
Jan - Feb5Module C2 (Core)
Algebraic functions
Exponentials & logarithms
25Module S1 (Statistics)
Representation of summary data; stem & leaf, Box plots, Histogram, Correlation, Regression
25Location, range, Quartiles, Percentiles, Mean, Standard Deviation for grouped frequency and discrete data.Topic tests every 2-3 weeks
Feb -March6Coordinate geometry; Binomial expansion, Radian measure; 30Probability
Discrete Random variables
30Scatter diagrams, coding
March - AprilGeometric series;
Graphs of Trig. function. Differentiation.
Normal distributionStationary points
Maximum & Minimum
EASTER BREAK
April- May5Trig identities & simple equations
Integration
Exam preparation & revision
25Exam preparation & revision25Mock exams
May- JuneExaminations

Year 13

DatesNo of weeksTopics
(3 periods p week)
No of lessonsTopics
(3 periods p week)
No of lessonsDetailAssessment tasks/HW
September – October7Module C3 (Core)
Algebraic fractions
Functions
Exponentials & log functionsNumerical methods
35Simplifying
Multiplying & Dividing
Range, domain
Introducing y=a³
Finding approximate roots
42Remainder thorem
Using composite fus.
Inverse functions
Graphs of experimental fns.
Methods to find roots.
Topic tests every 2-3 weeks
October -November7
Trigonometry; further trigonometry
Transformations
Differentiation
35Interactive & algebraic methods to find roots.
Sec, cosec and cot simplifying, graphs.
Addition formulae, sketching graphs y=H(x)1
Chain Rule, Product, Quotient, exponential log, trig fus.
42Graphs
Using identities
Double angle, factor Thm.
Y=f/x1, solving equations
December2Assessment for C3Mock exams
CHRISTMAS BREAK
Jan - Feb5Module C4 (Core)
Partial fractions
Binomial expansion
Coordinate geometry
25Partial fractions with two linear, three linear, repeated linear facts in the denominator
Improper fractions. Expansion of positive integral Index. Parametric equations.
Finding area given using partial fractions. Expansion of (a+bx)n.
Converting parametric to cartesian equation by parametric equation.
Topic tests every 2-3 weeks
Feb -March5Differentiation
Integration
30Differentiating parameters. Implicit fus
30Function a³, Rates of change,Differentiation equations.
March - AprilGeometric series;
Graphs of Trig. function. Differentiation.
Integrating standard fus; using identities in 2 & 3D. Scalar product of 2 vectors by Parts, substitution.42Partial fraction
Vector euqation of a st. line
Angle between vectors.
EASTER BREAK – revision classes
April- May5Vectors; Harder integration25Areas, volumes
Differential equations
30Practising past exam papers.Past papers
May- JuneExaminations