Summary of changes
This guide outlines the main changes to our AS and Alevel Maths qualifications, for first teaching from September 2017.
Overview of changes
The main changes to our new AS and Alevels in Maths are:
 the qualifications will now be linear, meaning that all the exams are sat in the same series
 AS Maths will no longer count towards Alevel Maths – they can be cotaught but they are assessed separately
 the applied content (statistics and mechanics) is all now compulsory. The applied content contains a sample of topics from the legacy MM1B, MM2B MS1B and MS2B topics, along with some additional material for statistics
 there will be no optional content; all students sit the same exams covering the same content
 there is no longer any decision maths content in AS or Alevel Maths.
Subject content
The AS and Alevel Maths subject content is 100% defined by the Department for Education (DfE).
The content is the same for all exam boards offering Maths AS and Alevels for exams in June 2018 and onwards.
Below is a broad summary of how the new content differs from that of the legacy specification. Please see the AS and Alevel specifications for full details.
Changes to pure maths content
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Use of exponential and logarithmic models using base e. 

Changes to applied content
Mechanics
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Derivation of formulae for constant acceleration for motion in a straight line (AS and Alevel). 


Statistics
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Application of the language of statistical hypothesis testing. 
