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Number, Set Notation and
Language
Identify and use natural numbers, integers, prime number, square
numbers, common factors and common multiples, rational and irrational
numbers, real number
Continue a given number sequences
Recognise patterns in sequences and relationships between different
sequences
Generalise to simple algebraic statements (including expressions for the
nth term) relating to such sequences
Use language, notation and Venn diagrams to describe sets and represent
relationships between sets as follows.
Notation of
sets
Notation:
Number of elements in set A, n (A)
is an element of ,
is not an element of ,
Complement of set A, A
The empty set, { }
Universal set,
A is subset of B,
A is proper subset of B,
A is not a subset of B,
A is not a proper subset of B,
Union of A and B,
Intersection of A and B,

B A
B A
B A
B A
B A
Squares, square roots, & cube.
Directed numbers.
Vulgar and decimal fractions and
percentages.
Calculate squares, square roots, cubes
and cube roots of numbers
Use directed numbers in practical
situations (e.g. temperature change, flood
levels
Use the language and notation of simple
vulgar and decimal fractions and
percentages in appropriate contexts
Recognise equivalence and convert
between these forms
Ordering, Standard form, and
The Four Rules
Order quantities by magnitude and
demonstrate familiarity with the symbols
Use the standard form A x 10
n
where n is a
positive or negative integer, and 1<= A <
10
Use the fours for calculations with whole
numbers, decimal fractions and vulgar (and
mixed) fractions, including correct ordering
of operations and use of brackets
Estimation, Limits of Accuracy, Ratio, Proportion,
Rate, and Percentage
Make estimates of numbers, quantities and lengths, give
approximations to specified numbers of significant figures
and decimal places and round off answers to reasonable
accuracy in the context of a given problem
Give appropriate upper and lower bounds for data given
to a specified accuracy
Obtain appropriate upper and lower bounds to solutions
of simple problems
Demonstrate an understanding of the elementary ideas
and notation of ratio, direct and inverse proportion and
common measures of rate; divide a quantity in a given
ratio; use scales in practical situation; calculate average
speed
Calculate a given percentage of a quantity; express one
quantity as a percentage of another; calculate percentage
increase or decrease
Measures, Time, Money
Personal and household finance
Use current units of mass, length, area, volume, and
capacity in practical situation and express quantities
in terms of larger or smaller units
Calculate times in terms of the 24-hour and 12-hour
clock; read clocks, dials and timetables
Calculate using money and convert form one
currency to another
Use given data to solve problems on personal and
household finance involving earnings, simplest and
compound interest, discount, profit and loss; extract
data from tables and charts
Graphs in Practical Situation, Graph of
Function, Straight Line Graphs
Demonstrate familiarity with Cartesian coordinates in two
dimensions, interpret and use graphs in practical
situations including travel graphs and conversion graphs,
draw graphs from given data
Construct tables of values for functions of the form ax +
b, + x
2
+ ax + b, a/x ( x not equal 0) where a and b are
integer constants; Draw and interpret such graphs; Find
the gradient of a straight line graph; Solve linear and
quadratic equations approximately by graphical methods
Interpret and obtain the equation of a straight line graph
in the form y = mx + c; Determine the equation of a
straight line parallel to given line
Algebraic representation and formula,
Algebraic Manipulation, Function
Use letters to express generalised numbers and
express basic arithmetic processes algebraically,
substitute numbers for words and letters in
formulae; Transform simple formulae; Construct
simple expressions and set up simple equations
Manipulate directed numbers; Use brackets and
extract common factors
Use function notation to describe simple functions;
inverses function; Form composite functions
Indices; Solutions of equations and
inequality; Linear Programming
Use and interpret
positive, negative and
zero indices
Solve simple linear
equations in one
unknown; Solve
simultaneous linear
equations in two unknown
Represent inequalities
graphically and use this
representation in the
solution of simple linear
programming problem
Geometrical terms and relationships; Geometrical
constructions; Symmetry
Use and interpret the
geometrical terms:point, line,
parallel, bearing, right angle,
acute, obtuse and reflex angles,
perpendicular, similarity,
congruence; Use and interpret
vocabulary of triangles,
quadrilateral, circles, polygons
and simple solid figures including
net
Recognise rotational and line
symmetry in two dimensions and
properties of triangles,
quadrilaterals, and circle directly
related to their symmetries
Measure lines and angles;
Construct a triangle given the
three sides using ruler and
compasses only; Construct
other simple geometrically
figures from given data using
protractor and set squares as
necessary; Construct angle
bisectors and perpendicular
bisectors using straight edges
and compasses only; Read
and make scale drawing
Angle Properties; Locus
Calculate unknown angles using the following geometrically properties:
a) Angles at a point
b) Angles on a straight line & intersecting straight lines
c) Angles formed within parallel lines
d) Angle properties of triangles and quadrilateral
e) Angle properties of regular polygons
f) Angle between tangent and radius of a circle
Use the following loci and the method of intersecting loci for sets of
points in two dimensions:
a) which are at a given distance from a given point
b) which are at a given distance from two given points
c) which are equidistant from two given points
d) which are equidistant from two given intersecting straight lines
Mensuration ; Trigonometry
Carry out calculations
involving the perimeter
and area of a rectangle
and triangle, the
circumference and area
of the circle, the area of
a parallelogram and a
trapezium, the volume of
a cuboid, prism, and
cylinder and surface
area of a cuboid and a
cylinder
Interpret and use three figure
bearings measured clockwise
from the North
Apply Pythagoras theorem
and the sine, cosine, and
tangent ratios for acute
angles to the calculation of a
side or of an angle of a right
angled triangle
Statistics; Probability
Collect, Classify and tabulate
statistical data
Read, interpret and draw
simple inferences from tables
and statistical diagram
Construct and use bar charts,
pie charts, pictograms, simple
frequency distributions,
histograms with equal intervals
and scatter diagram
Understand what is meant by
positive, negative and zero
correlation
Calculate the mean, median,
and mode for individual and
discrete data
Calculate the range of a data
Calculate the probability of
a single event as either a
fraction or a decimal
Understand and use the
probability scale from 0 to 1
Understand that: the
probability of an event
occurring = 1 the
probability of the event not
occurring
Understand probability in
practice
Vectors in two dimensions
Matrices
Describe a
translation by using
a vectors
Add and subtract
vectors
Multiply a vectors by
a scalar
Display information in the
form of a matrix of any
order
Calculate the sum and
product of two matrices
Calculate the product of a
matrix and a scalar quantity
Use the algebra of 2 x 2
matrices including the zero
and identity 2 x 2 matrices
Calculate the determinant
and inverse matrix
Transformations
Reflect simple plane figures in horizontal or vertical lines
Rotate simple plane figures about the origin, vertices or
mid points of edges of the figures, through multiple of
90
o
Construct given translations and enlargement of simple
plane figures
Regonise and describe reflections, rotations, translations
and enlargement

Paper 2 (Extended)
Instructions
Candidates answer on the Question
Paper
Additional Materials: Electronic
Calculator, Mathematical tables
(optional), Geometrical instruments,
Tracing paper (optional)
Write your Centre number, candidate
number, and name on all the work you
hand in
Write in dark blue or black pen
You may use a soft pencil for any
diagrams or graphs
Do not use staples, paper clips,
highlighters, glue or correction fluid
Answer all question
If working is needed for any question
it must be shown below that question
Electronic calculators should be
used
If the degree of accuracy is not
specified in the question, and if
the answer is not exact, give the
answer to three significant figure
Give answers in degrees to one
decimal place
For phi, use either your calculator
value or 3.142
At the end of the examination,
fasten all your work securely
together
The number of marks is given in
brackets [ ] at the end of each
question or part question
The total of the marks for this
paper is 70
Paper 4 (Extended)
Instructions
Additional Materials: Answer
Booklet/Paper, Electronic Calculator,
Mathematical tables (optional),
Geometrical instruments, Tracing
paper (optional), Graph paper
If you have been given an Answer
Booklet, follow the instructions on the
front cover of the Booklet
Write your Centre number, candidate
number, and name on all the work you
hand in
Write in dark blue or black pen
You may use a soft pencil for any
diagrams or graphs
Do not use staples, paper clips,
highlighters, glue or correction fluid
Answer all question
All working must be clearly shown. It
should be done on the same sheet as
the rest of the answer
Marks will be given for working which
shows that you known how to solve
the problem even if you get the
answer wrong
Electronic calculators should be
used
If the degree of accuracy is not
specified in the question, and if
the answer is not exact, give the
answer to three significant figure
Give answers in degrees to one
decimal place
For phi, use either your calculator
value or 3.142
At the end of the examination,
fasten all your work securely
together
The number of marks is given in
brackets [ ] at the end of each
question or part question
The total of the marks for this
paper is 130
Grade Thresholds
Componen 21/22 (Paper 2)
a) Max Mark: 70
b) Min Mark A: 40
c) Min Mark C: 20
d) Min Mark E: 13
Component 4
a) Max Mark: 130
b) Min Mark A: 90
c) Min Mark C:51
d) Min Mark E: 32
1. The threshold (min mark) for B is set halfway between those for
Grade A and C
2. The threshold (min mark) for D is set halfway between those for
Grade C and E
3. The threshold (min mark) for G is set as many marks below the F
threshold as the E threshold is above it. Grade A* does not exist at
the level of an individual component