AS Level in Mathematics 8MA0 (2017 Specification)

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AS Level in Mathematics 8MA0 (2017 Specification)

Examining Board: Edexcel

Next Examination Period: May / June 2019

Exam Specification Code: 8MA0

Coursework Element: No

Practical Element: No 

Edexcel AS Levels are available for study anywhere in the world. Examinations can be taken at any registered examination centre in the world. It is recommended students check with examining centres that the chosen exam is available.

 

Introduction

The study of Mathematics is highly respected by Universities who look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate knowledge in this subject. The Oxford Learning College course in mathematics will help you to gain knowledge and understanding of Mathematics through the direct study of the original sources. It will encourage and develop your enthusiasm for maths as well as give you the chance to form your own personal responses to the set texts chosen for study. You will further enhance your mathematics and practice skills such as geometry and algebra.

The Edexcel AS Level in Mathematics consists of 2 externally examined papers, all of which must be sat in a single year.

Course Content

With the new format of Edexcel AS Level, the method of course delivery varies slightly. In the first and second units of study, students will cover Pure Mathematics. Unit 3 will cover two sections (A and B), and cover Statistics and Mechanics.

Unit 1: Pure Mathematics Part A

● Topic 1 – Proof

Understanding the structure of mathematical proof, including proof by deduction, proof by exhaustion and disproof by deduction. 

● Topic 2 – Algebra and functions

Understanding the laws of indices for all rational exponents, rationalising the denominator, working with quadratic functions, solving simultaneous equations and using graphical information to solve equations.

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

Understanding the equation of a straight line, applying the use of coordinate geometry and understanding the use of parametric equations in modelling in a variety of contexts.

● Topic 4 – Sequences and series

Understanding the use of Pascal’s triangle, working with sequences (including increasing, decreasing and periodic sequences) and understanding sigma notation for sums of series.

● Topic 5 – Trigonometry

Understanding the definitions of sine, cosine and tangent, solving trigonometric equations, using trigonometric functions to solve problems in context.

 

Unit 2: Pure Mathematics Part B

● Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms

Knowing and using functions and graphs that relate to exponentials and logarithms, understanding the laws of logarithms and understanding exponential growth and decay, along with the consideration of limitations and refinements of exponential models.

● Topic 7 – Differentiation

Understanding sketching the gradient function for a given curve, second derivatives, the use of second derivative as the rate of change of a gradient, understanding how to apply differentiation to find gradients, tangents and normals.

● Topic 8 – Integration

Knowing the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, understanding and evaluating definite integrals, carrying out simple cases of integration by substitution and integration by parts and interpreting the solution of differential equation in the context of solving a problem.

● Topic 9 – Vectors

Using vectors in two dimensions, calculating the magnitude and direction of a vector, adding vectors diagrammatically, understanding and using position vectors, using vectors to solve problems in pure mathematics and context.

 

Unit 3: Section A: Statistics

● Topic 1 – Statistical sampling

Understanding and using the terms ‘population’ and ‘sample’, understanding and using sampling techniques and applying sampling techniques in the context of solving a statistical problem.

● Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation

Interpreting diagrams for single-variable data, interpreting scatter diagrams and regression lines for bivariate data, plus recognising and interpreting possible outliers in data sets and statistical diagrams.

● Topic 3 – Probability

Understanding mutually exclusive and independent events when calculating probabilities, understanding conditional probability and modelling with probability, including critiquing assumptions made.

● Topic 4 – Statistical distributions

Understanding and using simple, discrete probability distributions, calculating probabilities using binomial distribution, understanding the use of Normal distribution as a model and selecting an appropriate probability distribution for a context.

● Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing

Understanding and applying the language of statistical hypothesis testing, conducting statistical hypothesis test using binomial distribution and understanding a sample being used to make an inference about the population.

 

Section B: Mechanics

Unit 4: Section B: Mechanics

 

● Topic 1 – Quantities and units in mechanics

Understanding and using fundamental quantities and units in the S.I. system, understanding and using derived quantities and units.

● Topic 2 – Kinematics

Understanding and using the language of kinematics, interpreting graphs in kinematics for motion in a straight line, understanding how to derive the formulae for constant acceleration for motion in a straight line and using calculus in kinematics for motion in a straight line.

● Topic 3 – Forces and Newton’s laws

Understanding the concept of a force, applying and using Newton’s second law for motion in a straight line, understanding using weight and motion in a straight line under gravity and applying Newton’s third law.

 

Assessment

Paper 1 - Pure Mathematics (*Paper code: 8MA0/01)

Includes Topic from Units 1 and 2

 

2-hour written examination

62.5% of the qualification

100 marks

 

Paper 2 -  Statistics and Mechanics (*Paper code: 8MA0/02)

Includes topics from Unit 3 (Section A and Section B)

 

1 hour 15 minutes’ written examination

37.5% of the qualification

60 marks

 

Examinations are held each year in the months of May through to July.

What's Included

Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.

Further Information

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

January 2013 will be the last January exam period. All future exams will be held during the May - June exam period only.

In the student 'On Campus' area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning. Oxford Learning

Our A-Level programmes are eligible for UCAS points, making them a great choice for students aiming to progress to University. UCAS points are awarded according to the grade earned, please see below for details.

A levels are also widely recognised by employers and are useful for students looking to progress their careers or meet requirements for promotion.

UCAS Points Table
A = 20
B = 16
C = 12
D = 10
E = 6

Course Fee

£215.00

Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

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