## AS and A-level Mathematics (7356,7357) (NEW SPEC)

#### June 2018

#### AS Level

#### A Level

#### Specimen Papers

#### AS Level

#### A Level

## Pure Core 1 (Old Specification)

## Pure Core 2 (Old Specification)

## Pure Core 3 (Old Specification)

## Pure Core 4 (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 1B (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 2B (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 3 (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 4 (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 5 (Old Specification)

## Decision 1 (Old Specification)

## Decision 2 (Old Specification)

## Statistics 1A (Old Specification)

## Statistics 1B (Old Specification)

## Statistics 2B (Old Specification)

## Statistics 3 (Old Specification)

**AQA A Level Maths Spec at a glance**

The new AQA A level maths specification came into effect in 2017 with first exams in 2018. The following list details the core content within the AQA A level maths course.

·OT1: Mathematical argument, language and proof (page 11)

·OT2: Mathematical problem solving (page 11)

·OT3: Mathematical modelling (page 12)

·A: Proof (page 12)

·B: Algebra and functions (page 13)

·C: Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane (page 14)

·D: Sequences and series (page 15)

·E: Trigonometry (page 15)

·F: Exponentials and logarithms (page 17)

·G: Differentiation (page 18)

·H: Integration (page 19)

·I: Numerical methods (page 20)

·J: Vectors (page 20)

·K: Statistical sampling (page 21)

·L: Data presentation and interpretation (page 21)

·M: Probability (page 22)

·N: Statistical distributions (page 22)

·O: Statistical hypothesis testing (page 23)

·P: Quantities and units in mechanics (paqe 23)

·Q: Kinematics (page 23)

·R: Forces and Newton’s laws (page 24)

·S: Moments (page 25)

**AQA A level Maths Exam Structure **

**Paper 1**

The following areas of the course are assessed in paper 1:

·A: Proof

·B: Algebra and functions

·C: Coordinate geometry

·D: Sequences and series

·E: Trigonometry

·F: Exponentials and logarithms

·G: Differentiation

·H: Integration

·I: Numerical methods

Exam structure:

·Written exam: 2 hours

·100 marks

·33⅓ % of A-level

·There are all types of questions from single marks to long answer questions that require multiple steps to complete.

**Paper 2**

The following areas of the course are assessed in paper 2:

·J: Vectors

·P: Quantities and units in mechanics

·Q: Kinematics

·R: Forces and Newton’s laws

·S: Moments

Exam structure:

·Written exam: 2 hours

·100 marks

·33⅓ % of A-level

·Long and short questions.

**Paper 3**

The following areas of the course are assessed in paper 3:

·Any content from Paper 1

·K: Statistical sampling

·L: Data presentation and Interpretation

·M: Probability

·N: Statistical distributions

·O: Statistical hypothesis testing

Exam structure:

·Written exam: 2 hours

·100 marks

·33⅓ % of A-level

· A mixture of short and long answer questions