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### Cambridge A-Level Pure Mathematics 2, 3 9709

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**WHY CHOOSE THIS SYLLABUS? **

Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics develops a set of transferable skills. These include the skill of working with mathematical information, as well as the ability to think logically and independently, consider accuracy, model situations mathematically, analyse results and reflect on findings. Learners can apply these skills across a wide range of subjects and the skills equip them well for progression to higher education or directly into employment.

**ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW**

Paper 2:

- Pure Mathematics 2
- 1 hour 15 minutes
- 50 marks
- 6 to 8 structured questions based on the Pure Mathematics 2 subject content
- Written examination
- Externally assessed
- 40% of the AS Level
- Offered only as part of AS Level

Paper 3:

- Pure Mathematics 3
- 1 hour 50 minutes
- 75 marks
- 9 to 11 structured questions based on the Pure Mathematics 3 subject content
- Written examination
- Externally assessed
- 30% of the A Level only
- Compulsory for A Level

**DETAILS OF THE ASSESSMENT**

**Relationship between components**

Candidates build their knowledge of the mathematics content as they progress through the course.

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 is the foundation for all other components.

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 and Paper 3: Pure Mathematics 3 build on the subject content for Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1.

Paper 4: Mechanics and Paper 5: Probability & Statistics 1 components assume prior knowledge of the Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 content.

Paper 5: Probability & Statistics 1 is the foundation for studying Paper 6: Probability & Statistics 2.

Candidates may not take both Paper 2 and Paper 3 in the same examination series. Paper 2 and Paper 3 are taken in alternative routes through the qualification – Paper 2 is for AS Level only, and Paper 3 is for A Level. Paper 2 subject content is largely a subset of the Paper 3 subject content.

**SUBJECT CONTENT**

Pure Mathematics 2: Paper 2

- Algebra
- Logarithmic and exponential functions
- Trigonometry
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Numerical solution of equations

Pure Mathematics 3: Paper 3

- Algebra
- Logarithmic and exponential functions
- Trigonometry
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Numerical solution of equations
- Vectors
- Differential equations
- Complex numbers

**SOURCE**

www.cambridgeinternational.org