Draft Criteria for Mathematics and Statistics A Levels for first teaching in 2012
The four consultation documents here from QCA set out the subject criteria for first teaching in September 2012 for AS and A level in:
*Use of mathematics
*Use of statistics
These subject criteria set out the knowledge, understanding, skills and assessment objectives common to all advanced subsidiary (AS) and advanced (A) level specifications. They provide the framework within which the awarding body creates the detail of the specification.
Mathematics is a rigorous and coherent discipline with a rich historical and cultural heritage. While there is a progression of material through all levels at which the subject is studied, there is also the possibility to develop breadth and depth within many aspects. The criteria build on the knowledge, understanding and skills studied in higher tier GCSE mathematics.