HOW IS IT ASSESSED?

Mathematics
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics consists of three externally-examined papers. Students must complete all assessments in May/June in any single year.

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 (*Paper code: 9MAO/01)
Paper 2: Pure mathematics 2 (*Paper code: 9MAO/02)
Each paper is:
2-hour written examination
33.33% of the qualification
100 marks
Content overview

  • Topic 1 – Proof
  • Topic 2 – Algebra and functions
  • Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Topic 4 – Sequences and series
  • Topic 5 – Trigonometry
  • Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms
  • Topic 7 – Differentiation
  • Topic 8 – Integration
  • Topic 9 – Numerical methods
  • Topic 10 – Vectors
Assessment overview

  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 may contain questions on any topics from the Pure Mathematics content.
  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (*Paper code: 9MAO/03)
2-hour written examination
33.33% of the qualification
100 marks

Content overview

Section A: Statistics

  • Topic 1 – Statistical sampling
  • Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation
  • Topic 3 – Probability
  • Topic 4 – Statistical distributions
  • Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing

Section B: Mechanics

  • Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Topic 7 – Kinematics
  • Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s Laws
  • Topic 9 -Moments
Assessment overview

  • Paper 3 will contain questions on topics from the Statistics content in Section A and Mechanics content in Section B.
  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.

Further Mathematics
For stronger students wanting to include Further Mathematics as an additional A level qualification, the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics consists of four externally-examined papers. Students must complete all assessments in May/June of the second year.

Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1 (*Paper code: 9FM0/01)
Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2 (*Paper code: 9FM0/02)
Each paper is:
1 hour and 30 minutes written examination
25% of the qualification
75 marks

Content overview

Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations

Assessment overview

  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 may contain questions on any topics from the Pure Mathematics content.
  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (*Paper code: 9FM0/3A-3D)
1 hour and 30 minutes written examination
25% of the qualification
75 marks

Content overview

**Students take oneof the following four options:

A: Further Pure Mathematics 1
B: Further Statistics 1
C: Further Mechanics 1
D: Decision Mathematics 1

Assessment overview

  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 4: Further Mathematics Option 2 (*Paper code: 9FM0/4A-4G)
1 hour and 30 minutes written examination
25% of the qualification
75 marks

Content overview

**Students take oneof the following seven options:

A: Further Pure Mathematics 2
B: Further Statistics 1
C: Further Mechanics 1
D: Decision Mathematics 1
E: Further Statistics 2
F: Further Mechanics 2
G: Decision Mathematics 2

Assessment overview

  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.