Specification at a glance

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all the exams at the end of their course.

Subject content

Compulsory content

Optional content

Assessments

Paper 1
What's assessed:
• 3.1
• 3.2
• 3.3
Assessed:
• written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
• 60 marks
• scientific calculator or graphics calculator allowed (see section 5.9 for more information on calculators)
Questions:

copy of Preliminary Material available in advance on eAQA and clean copy of Preliminary Material to be provided in examination room

formulae sheet available

no optional questions

Paper 2A: Statistical Techniques
What's assessed:
• 3.4
• 3.5
• 3.6
• 3.7

Students will be expected to draw on the mathematical content of paper 1.

Students will be expected to develop and demonstrate confidence and competence in the understanding and application of mathematical modelling in the solution of problems related to the use of statistical techniques.

Assessed:
• written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
• 60 marks
• scientific calculator or graphics calculator allowed (see section 5.9 for more information on calculators)
Questions:

copy of Preliminary Material available in advance on eAQA and clean copy of Preliminary Material to be provided in examination room

formulae sheet available

statistical tables available

no optional questions

OR

Paper 2B: Critical Path and Risk Analysis
What's assessed:
• 3.4
• 3.8
• 3.9
• 3.10

Students will be expected to draw on the mathematical content of paper 1.

Students will be expected to develop and demonstrate confidence and competence in the understanding and application of mathematical modelling in the solution of problems related to decision making and the planning of projects.

Assessed:
• written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
• 60 marks
• scientific calculator or graphics calculator allowed (see section 5.9 for more information on calculators)
Questions:

copy of Preliminary Material available in advance on eAQA and clean copy of Preliminary Material to be provided in examination room

formulae sheet available

no optional questions

OR

Paper 2C: Graphical Techniques
What's assessed:
• 3.4
• 3.11
• 3.12
• 3.13

Students will be expected to draw on the mathematical content of paper 1.

Students will be expected to develop and demonstrate confidence and competence in the understanding and application of mathematical modelling in the solution of problems related to simple polynomial and exponential functions.

Assessed:
• written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
• 60 marks
• scientific calculator or graphics calculator allowed (see section 5.9 for more information on calculators)
Questions:

copy of Preliminary Material available in advance on eAQA and clean copy of Preliminary Material to be provided in examination room

formulae sheet available

no optional questions

Total qualification time

Updated

We've added this new section on guided learning hours and the total qualification time.

• Guided learning hours: 180
• Total qualification time: 180