Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

GCE Mathematics

For first teaching from September 2018

Our GCE Mathematics specification encourages students to extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques. They use their mathematical knowledge to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning. They draw diagrams and sketch graphs to help explore mathematical situations and interpret solutions.

Students investigate algebra and functions, geometry, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation and vectors. They also examine quantities and units in mechanics, kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws, statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions.

Studying mathematics develops students’ analytical, research and problem-solving skills. It provides a firm foundation for scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical careers. It gives students the knowledge and logic they need to solve scientific, mechanical and coding problems.

Specification and Specimen Assessment Materials

Our GCE in Mathematics has four externally assessed units. Students can take the AS course as a final qualification or the AS units plus the A2 units for a full GCE A level qualification.

The specification has four externally assessed units:

  • AS 1: Pure Mathematics
  • AS 2: Applied Mathematics
  • A2 1: Pure Mathematics
  • A2 2: Applied Mathematics.

Specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 04 August 2017

Related Circulars

Assessment Arrangements: Summer 2018 – Summer 2021 (S/IF/33/18)
(PDF), Last Updated: 24 May 2018

Specimen Assessment Materials

Specimen Assessment Materials
(PDF), Last Updated: 27 October 2017

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