# SEAB O Level 4047 A Maths Syllabus

Knowing the O Level A Math Syllabus

Secondary Tuition Singapore provides students and parents with a useful platform to access the latest A level math syllabus. We have the right tutors and materials needed to ensure students are fully prepared for the A math examinations. Tutors will teach students how to refine their problem solving skills and acquire adaptability in handling all possible permutations of questions.

# GCE O Level 4047 A Maths Syllabus 2017

Knowing the O Level A Math Syllabus

Secondary Tuition Singapore provides students and parents with a useful platform to access the latest A level math syllabus. We have the right tutors and materials needed to ensure students are fully prepared for the A math examinations. Tutors will teach students how to refine their problem solving skills and acquire adaptability in handling all possible permutations of questions.

## Examination Format

How will students be tested for O Level Math papers?

Students have to complete two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 covers 11 to 13 questions that must be done within 2 hours. Paper 1 holds 44% of the total grade, which can be translated into 80 marks. Paper 2 comprises of 9 to 11 questions that must be completed within 2 hours 30 minutes. Paper 2 holds 56% of the overall grade, which can also be represented by 100 marks.

### Algebra

The first key theme covered in the A Math syllabus is Algebra, in which students will be taught specific chapters that further build-up their ability to identify algebraic expressions and answer related problems.

In this theme, students will study the following:

- Equations and inequalities
- Indices and surds
- Polynomials and partial fractions
- Binomial expansions
- Power, exponential, logarithmic and modulus functions

### Geometry & Trigonometry

The second theme is Geometry and Trigonometry, in which students will build up their skills of visualization and mental imagery. These skills are applied in many professional fields, including engineering, which illustrates the applicability and relevance of the concepts.

In the second theme, students will learn the following chapters:

- Trigonometric functions, identities and equations
- Coordinate geometry in two dimensions
- Proofs in plane geometry

### Calculus

The third theme is Calculus, which is another essential aspect of the A Math syllabus. Students will acquire the skills of algebraic manipulation and reasoning in the mathematical sense.

In view of the three themes covered in the syllabus, students must remember that the use of calculator is permitted for Paper 1 and Paper 2. In addition, a formula sheet will be provided to students during the examination.

Students can visit the SEAB website to find out more about the 2017 A Math (4047) syllabus.

## A Maths Examinations Trends

How secondary Math tutors view the recent examination trends?

#### real world application questions

Recent A math examinations have shown that examiners like testing students on real world application questions and this means students have to have a strong grasp of mathematical concepts so that they will be able to apply it.

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