Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Mathematics

Developing logic and reasoning

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Mathematics

Helping students become aware of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study

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Mathematics

The ability to recognise patterns and relationships

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Mathematics

Understanding how different areas of mathematics are connected

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Attention! Proofs required for GCE Mathematics (AS) unit AMC2

It has been brought to our attention that a textbook has indicated that certain proofs in CCEA GCE Mathematics (AS) unit AMC2 are not required.

The following list highlights proofs required:

  1. Arithmetic Progression and Geometric Progression formulae
  2. The sum of the first n natural numbers;
  3. Arc length/area of sector
  4. tan x = sin x/cos x
  5. sin2 x + cos2 x = 1 and the two other trigonometric identities (C3 only)
  6. Laws of logarithms and change of base of logarithms.

No questions involving calculus formulae will be set.

If you have any further queries, please contact:

GCE Mathematics Subject Officer
Joe McGurk
(028) 9026 1443
jmcgurk@ccea.org.uk

Mathematics is a subject that opens doors and provides opportunities: doors to employment and further/higher educational courses and opportunities to learn about the relevance of mathematics to every day life.

Mathematics is all around us. It exists in the proportions of artistic works, in the scores of our favourite songs and in the physical structures we live and work in daily. It is also the bedrock of many other subjects including the Sciences, Economics and Engineering and is extremely relevant to subjects like Psychology and Design.

The study of mathematics can develop a host of skills that are essential to students continuing in their studies as well as those currently in or entering the workplace. These include problem-solving, logic and reasoning, and attention to detail. Mathematics can also lead to careers in finance, business, IT and teaching, among others.