A flexible structure, helping students study more mathematics
Introduced in 2004, our Edexcel GCE Mathematics specification has been reissued for first teaching in September 2008. We listened to feedback from centres, and made improvements to the structure.
This specification provides greater flexibility, with the aim of creating a positive learning environment. We hope this has enabled, and will enable, teachers to adapt to students’ needs and help them fulfil their potential.
The amendments affect Further Pure Mathematics units and Decision Mathematics units. There are no changes to any other units in Core, Statistics or Mechanics.
The updated Further Pure Mathematics units:
allow Edexcel GCE Mathematics and Further Mathematics to be taught in parallel with greater ease
allow greater flexibility in delivery, enabling you to timetable Year 12 and 13 mixed groups more easily
give students the opportunity to study Further Mathematics at AS and A2. Numbers show that this has proven popular in its first year.
The updated Decision Mathematics units:
- balance out the content between the two units, making them more manageable for both teachers and students alike
- retain the same content, so the transition to the new units is a smooth one.
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