The new A Level syllabus will be taught from September 2017.

The major changes; exams at the end of two years for full A Level(AS still an option after one year), 3 exams @ 2hrs each instead of 6 @ 1.5hrs each.  Calculators allowed in all papers.  Content is more challenging, less step by step guidance and more application of knowledge from the student.  For example; To solve 2sinx + cosx = 1, the student will need to apply their knowledge of putting the left hand side in the form Rsin(x + α) rather than being led to do so.  An element of the assessment will be in relation to suggested real life models.
Exams will be set as
OCR Pure, Pure & Statistics, Pure & Mechanics.
OCR(MEI) Pure & Mechanics, Pure & Statistics, Pure & Comprehension.
Edexcel Pure 1, Pure 2, Statistics & Mechanics.
AQA Pure, Pure & Mechanics, Pure & Statistics.

For the Statistics syllabus each board has issued a data set.  OCR is based on modes of transport to work, Edexcel is based on weather conditions, AQA is food consumption and OCR(MEI) is on data for the world population by country.  It is intended that this data will be used in lessons as a real life example.  Similar data will be used in the final exams, so familiarity with it will be advantageous.

Further Maths
For some great resources check out this page on TES.

 

 

 

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