AS Level Maths

Differentiation in AS-Level Maths (from Sep 2017):

During the year that students study for an AS-Level in Maths, they will be required to cover the following topic areas in DIFFERENTIATION:

These topic areas will be tested in the Pure Mathematics paper – Paper 1.


A Level Maths

Differentiation in A-Level Maths (from Sep 2017):

In addition to the above, students studying for an A-Level in Maths will also be required to study the following areas in DIFFERENTIATION:

  • differentiate trigonometric functions from first principles, understand the connection between the second derivative and convex/concave functions
  • differentiate trigonometric and exponential functions
  • differentiate using the product rule, quotient rule and chain rule
  • implicit and parametric differentiation
  • construct simple differential equations

This is done over 2 years and these additional topic areas will be tested in Pure Mathematics Paper 2.