Year 13 Mathematics Curriculum
Key topics to be taught this year:
Autumn Term 
Topic 
Further details about the topic 
1 
Ch2 Functions and Graphs Ch3 Sequences and Series Ch4 Binomial Expansion Ch6 Trigonometric Functions Ch7 Trigonometry and modelling 
Ch2: Modulus Functions, Composite Functions, Inverse Functions, combining transformations, Solving modulus problems. Ch3: Arithmetic Sequences and Series, Geometric sequences and series, Sum to infinity, Sigma notation, Recurrence relations, Modelling with series Ch4: Binomial expansions, Using partial fractions Ch6: Sec, Cosec and Cot Graphs, Trigonometric Identities, Inverse Trigonometric functions. Ch7: Addition formulae, Double angle formulae, Solving trigonometric equations, Proving Trigonometric identities, Modelling with Trigonometric functions. 
2 
Ch8 Parametric equations Ch9 Differentiation Ch10 Numerical methods Ch11 Integration Ch12 Vectors 
Ch8: Parametric equations, curve sketching, points of intersection, modelling. Ch9: Differentiating Sin x, Cos x, Exponentials and logarithms. The Chain rule, the product rule, the Quotient Rule, Differentiating Trigonometric functions, parametric differentiation, Implicit differentiation, Using second derivatives, Rates of change. Ch10: Locating roots, Iteration, The Newton Raphson method, Applications to modelling. Ch11: Integrating standard functions, using trigonometric identities, reverse chain rule, substitution, Parts, Partial fractions. Trapezium Rule, differential equations. Ch12: 3D coordinates, Vectors in 3D, solving geometric problems, applications to mechanics. 
Spring Term 


1 
Finish syllabus if necessary and then revise.

Revision of skills for Mock Exams

2 
Revision 
Past paper practice 
Summer Term 


1 
Revision 
Past paper practice 
Assessments:
Autumn Term 
Topic 
Type of Assessment 
CAT 1 
All 
Past paper questions 
Spring Term 


CAT 2 
All 
Mock Exam 
Main Resources:
Resource 
Details 
Term 
Text books 
A2 Core for Edexcel Edexcel AS and Modular Maths S1 
All 
Recommended reading 
Please see link on Maths home page 
All 
Recommended websites 
http://www.mathsnetalevel.com/ http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/maths/Pages/default.aspx 
All 
Equipment 
Pen, pencil, full geometry set and Casio scientific calculator 
All 
Enrichment opportunities:
Activity 
Day and time 
Maths Challengers Club 
Friday lunchtime 
Senior Maths Challenge 
November 
Senior House Maths Challenge 
October 
Senior Team Maths Challenge 
November 
Mentoring Year 11 students  By invitation from September to May 