What is the Advanced Information
The main aim is to help you use your revision time effectively. In the case of Maths, you will see that the advice consists of a list of topics which will be the “major focus” of questions in each exam paper at either Foundation or Higher level.
To understand this fully, you would need to compare this list with the full list given in the Edexcel specification. But beware, these are very long lists of topics! Within this document, we recommend that you look at the ‘Overall’ content for the level that is your target (F or H) rather than for the separate papers. But it is still not an easy task because the two documents are laid out in very different ways.
Study the Whole Course
If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it. Every topic and skill named on the specification may be relevant to the answer of some question because all the skills in mathematics are closely connected to one another. Our general advice is to complete all lessons but to keep this list of topics close to hand during the revision process and make sure you are prepared to answer questions on all these named topics.
- If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it
- complete all lessons and Tutor Marked Assignments
- Use the Advanced Information to tailor your revision
Pearson/Edexcel may issue updated information or additional guidance at any point. Please check the subject page for Maths regularly.
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If you are taking your exams in the following countries
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates
You will be studying for an R paper.
R papers are papers which are sat by students in different timezones so that they don’t have to take their exams in the middle of the night!
There are different questions and topics in the Advanced Information for R papers.
If you are planning to take your exam in a foreign country, please check with your exam centre which paper you will be taking. If you are taking an R paper, please discuss how this will affect your revision with your tutor.