Level 2 Certificate in Additional Mathematics
Exam board: WJEC
Exam code: 9550 01
This course fills the gap for high achieving students by assessing their higher order mathematical skills, particularly in algebraic reasoning, in greater depth without infringing upon AS Level mathematics, thus preparing them fully to maximise their potential in further studies at Level 3.
It offers the opportunity for stretch and challenge that builds on the Key Stage 4 curriculum and is intended as an additional qualification to the GCSE Mathematics, rather than as a replacement.
The content assumes prior knowledge of the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study and covers the areas of algebra and geometry, which are crucial to further study in the subject, in greater depth and breadth.
The course places an emphasis on higher order technical proficiency, rigorous argument and problem solving skills. It also gives an introduction to calculus and matrices and develops further skills in trigonometry, functions and graphs.
The course consists of:
- Coordinate Geometry
The scheme of assessment will consist of 1 written paper in which a calculator will be allowed.
The maximum mark on the paper will be 100.
The written paper will be 2½ hours in duration and will be in the form of a question/answer booklet.
Candidates will be expected to attempt all the questions.
The examination will be available in the summer of each year.
The result of each candidate will be reported as distinction, merit or pass
Exam Access Arrangements
Exam access arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
We can arrange exam access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits exams.
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