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Welcome to

A Level
H2 Mathematics!
(Syllabus code: 9758)

By Ms Yew Lee Yin


LH\Math
8 Feb 2017
Outline:
1. Syllabus
2. Scheme of GCE A Level Exam Papers
3. Lesson structure
4. Mode of Assessment
5. Timeline
6. Strategies to do well
7. Expectations
8. Beyond H2 Math
1. H2 Syllabus
2017 J1 Topics
Chapter 1: Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 2: Graphing Techniques I
Chapter 3: Functions
Chapter 4: Graphing Techniques II
Chapter 5: Sequences and Series
Chapter 6: Techniques of Differentiation
Chapter 7: Applications of Differentiation
Chapter 8: Maclaurin's Series
Chapter 9: Techniques of Integration
Chapter 10: Applications of definite integrals
Chapter 11: Differential Equations
Chapter 12: Permutation & Combination
Chapter 13: Probability
H2 Syllabus (cont’d)
2018 J2 Topics
Chapter 14: Complex Numbers
Chapter 15: Vectors I
Chapter 16: Vectors II
Chapter 17: Discrete Random Variables
Chapter 18: Binomial Distribution
Chapter 19: Normal Distribution
Chapter 20: Sampling
Chapter 21: Hypothesis Testing
Chapter 22: Regression and Correlation
2. Scheme of GCE A Level Exam Papers
Two 3-hour papers, each carrying 50% of the total marks,
and each marked out of 100, as follows:

Paper 1 (3 hours, 100 marks)


- About 10 to 12 questions of different lengths and marks
based on the Pure Mathematics section of the syllabus

There will be at least two questions on application of


Mathematics in real-world contexts, including those from
sciences and engineering. Each question will carry at
least 12 marks and may require concepts and skills from
more than one topic.

- Candidates will be expected to answer ALL questions.


2. Scheme of GCE A Level Exam Papers
Paper 2 (3 hours, 100 marks)
- Consists of 2 Sections:
Section A: Pure Maths (40 Marks)
(About 3 to 4 qns of different marks & lengths)

Section B: Statistics (60 Marks)


(About 6 to 8 qns of different marks & lengths)

- Candidates will be expected to answer ALL questions

- There will be at least two questions in Section B on


application of Mathematics in real-world contexts, including
those from sciences and engineering. Each question will
carry at least 12 marks and may require concepts and skills
from more than one topic.
3. Lesson Structure
Each week consists of :
H2 Math Lessons (Semester 1)
•2 x 1hr Lecture
•1 x 1hr + 1 x 1.5hr Tutorial
4. J1 Mode of Assessment
J1 Assessment % of J1 Grade

Common Test 40

Promotional Exam 60

Total 100
5. Timeline for 2017–2018 Cohort
Term 2 Wk 3 Term 2 Wk 8 Term 3 Wk 8
LT Test 1 LT Test 2 LT Test 3

2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Term 4 Wk 2
Term 3 Wk 1 Promo Exams
Common Test

2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

A Levels!!!
Early Nov –
Finish Early Dec
Syllabus
6. Habits to adopt
During lectures

1. Pay attention during lectures and take down notes.


2. Ensure lecture notes were complete.
3. Read through your notes after every lecture.
4. Cover up the worked solutions and re-do the lecture notes
examples.
6. Habits to adopt
Before doing Tutorials

5. Read through your notes before doing tutorials.


6. Prepare your work before every tutorial lesson.

During Tutorials

7. Pay attention in class during tutorials and take down notes.


8. Ask questions during tutorials when in doubt.
9. Go through your tutorial again after every tutorial lesson and
do corrections.
10. Complete and submit your tutorials and assignments on time.
6. Habits to adopt
Before a test / exam

11. Go through the lecture notes before a test.

12. Cover up the solutions and re-do your tutorials before a test.

13. Complete the Supplementary Exercises before a test.

14. Download the solutions for Supplementary Exercises and mark your
work.
15. For the questions that were wrong, re-do the questions on your own
without referring to the solutions, after understanding the solutions given.

16. Consult your friends or tutor whenever you have any doubts.

17. Ensure your Lecture Notes, Tutorials, Assignments, Tests, Supplementary


Exercises are all filed up neatly for easy reference before any assessment.
7. Expectations
All students are expected to:

• Attend ALL lectures and tutorials PUNCTUALLY.

• Submit completed Tutorials & Assignments


(together) promptly.
• File ALL materials neatly in TWO files.
File 1: Tutorials & Assignments, 2-inches
Blue
Ring File
Tests & Exam Papers.
(To be submitted for File Checking.)
File 2: Lecture Notes,
Thick
Supplementary Exercises Blue Ring
File
etc.
8. Beyond A Level H2 Math…
H3 Mathematics
Applicants must:
1. have obtained an overall ‘A’ grade for H2 Math.
2. have obtained either ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade for the rest of their
H2 and H1 content subjects.
3. have obtained a pass in GP promotional examination.
4. be recommended by Math Tutor.
5. be recommended by Civics Tutor.
If it is to be,
it is up to me!