2017 A level: Schemes of Work

MEI has produced a scheme of work for the new A level starting in 2017. It comprises 43 units, each centred on one topic, with a commentary of the underlying mathematics, a sample resource, a use of technology, links with other topics, common errors, opportunities for proof and  questions to promote mathematical thinking.

The content addresses the three overarching themes of the new A level :

  • Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • Mathematical problem solving
  • Mathematical modelling

Sample units from the Scheme of Work are included below. Participants on MEI’s CPD courses ‘Strategies for implementing the 2017 maths A levels’ and ‘Get set for the 2017 maths A levels’ (http://www.mei.org.uk/2017-pd  )  will have access to the entire editable scheme of work; an element of these courses will see participants working together to further develop specific units to meet the needs of their own students. It is designed in the hope that in many schools and colleges mathematics colleagues will use it as a starting point to discuss the issues raised, and the units will provide a framework for their own scheme of work.

From Spring 2017 the entire Scheme of Work will be freely available from this page.

 

Read only file

Editable file

Problem solving (AS)

 

 

Surds and indices (AS)

 

 

Quadratic functions(AS)

 

 

Equations and inequalities (AS)

 

 

Coordinate geometry (AS)

Coordinate geometry

Coordinate geometry

Trigonometry (AS)

 

 

Polynomials (AS)

 

 

Graphs and transformations (AS)

 

 

The binomial expansion (AS)

Binomial expansion

Binomial expansion

Differentiation (AS)

 

 

Integration (AS)

 

 

Vectors (AS)

 

 

Exponentials and logarithms (AS)

 

 

Data collection (AS)

 

 

Data processing, presentation and interpretation (AS)

Processing presentation interpretation

Processing presentation interpretation

Probability (AS)

 

 

The binomial distribution (AS)

 

 

Statistical hypothesis testing using the binomial distribution (AS)

 

 

Kinematics (AS)

Kinematics

Kinematics

Forces and Newton's laws of motion (AS)

 

 

Variable acceleration (AS)

 

 

Proof

 

 

Trigonometry

   

Sequences and series

 

 

Functions

 

 

Differentiation

   

Trigonometric functions

 

 

Algebra

Algebra

Algebra

Trigonometric identities

 

 

Further differentiation

 

 

Integration

 

 

Parametric equations

   

Vectors

   

Differential equations

 

 

Numerical methods

 

 

Probability

 

 

Probability distributions

 

 

Hypothesis testing

 

 

Kinematics

 

 

Forces and motion

 

Moments

Moments

Moments

Friction