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MATHEMATICS

GCE Advanced Subsidiary and

GCE Advanced Level 9709

CONTENTS

PAGE

Introduction

1

Aims

2

Assessment objectives

2

Assessment

3

Curriculum content

5

Resource list

16

List of formulae and tables of the normal distribution

18

Mathematical notation

23

NOTES

For examinations in and after 2006, the AICE (Half Credit) Mathematics: Statistics (0390) syllabus and

the AS Higher Mathematics (8719) syllabus will no longer be available.

Copies of syllabuses, past papers and Examiners’ Reports are available on CD ROM and can be

ordered using the Publications Catalogue, which is available at www.cie.org.uk under ‘Qualifications

& Diplomas’ – ‘Order Publications’.

MATHEMATICS 9709 (2007)

INTRODUCTION

The syllabus has been designed to allow Centres flexibility to construct Mathematics courses appropriate to their

candidates, in terms of both the content studied and the depth of study. Thus the syllabus enables shorter courses to be

constructed leading to the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) qualification and longer courses to be constructed leading to the

Advanced Level qualification.

Syllabus content is broadly based on previous syllabuses but has been revised to update the syllabus and give

coherence.

The AS Mathematics syllabus has been designed to be suitable for candidates who would formerly have studied for

Additional or Subsidiary Mathematics.

The syllabus is intended to provide continuity from O Level or IGCSE Mathematics courses.

The content has been divided into two roughly equal halves with candidates taking two papers for AS Mathematics and

four papers for the Advanced Level qualification.

Candidates for A Level Mathematics take four papers of which two may have been taken at an earlier examination

session for an AS Mathematics qualification. Alternatively, candidates may...