Edexcel AS and A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics (2017)

Clarification of the content guidance for A level Maths

Qualification news | Fri Jan 12 11:00:00 CST 2018

We have made amendments to the content guidance for the A level Mathematics specification (9MA0) in two places.

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The clarification will affect:

  1. Specification topic 7– Differentiation, in particular specification content 7.4

    Differentiate using the product rule, the quotient rule and the chain rule, including problems involving connected rates of change and inverse functions.

  2. Specification topic 8 – Integration, in particular specification content 8.3

    Evaluate definite integrals; use a definite integral to find the area under a curve and the area between two curves. 

See full details of these amendments.

Both amendments will be reflected in the free resources: A level Mathematics Scheme of Work, mapping documents and A level Mathematics Interactive Scheme of Work, where you can find further guidance for teaching.

We have also created two new textbook pages to accompany the existing Edexcel A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 2 Textbook, covering the second amendment to the content guidance, topic 8.

No new textbook content is required for the amendment to topic 7. However, the derivatives of arcsin x, arccos x and arctan x given on page 248 and any related examples and questions are no longer required.

Take a look at the two new textbook pages

Corrections to errors in AS and A level Further Mathematics specifications

There have also recently been some corrections made to errors found in our Further Maths specifications. See a summary of the changes in our updated specifications.

If you have any questions please contact our Subject advisor Graham Cumming:

Phone: UK: 020 7010 2174
  Intl: +44 (0)20 7010 2174
Email: TeachingMaths@pearson.com

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