Topics for 2009 A Level H2 Mathematics
November 10, 2009Wei Jie 61 Comments »Update: The worked solutions for the 2009 A-Level H2 Mathematics Paper 1 and Paper 2 have been uploaded. Download a copy today!
For students taking H1 Mathematics, congratulations! No more mathematics for the time being. For students taking H2 Mathematics, there is still another paper on Friday morning. The following topics have appeared in Paper 1:
Qn | Topic | Marks |
1 | Simultaneous Equations, Inequalities | 6 |
2 | Integration | 5 |
3 | Partial Fractions, Method of Differences | 7 |
4 | Functions, Integration, Transformation | 8 |
5 | Mathematical Induction, Summation | 8 |
6 | Conics | 8 |
7 | Maclaurin’s Series (Binomial Expansion) | 9 |
8 | Arithmetic and Geometric Series | 11 |
9 | Complex Numbers (de Moivre’s Theorem) | 12 |
10 | Vectors (Planes) | 12 |
11 | Integration (Substitution, Area, Volume) | 14 |
Arranged by topic,
Topic / Subtopic | Marks | |
1 Functions and Graphs | 22 | |
1.1 | Functions | 8 |
1.2 | Graphing Techniques | 8 |
1.3 | Equations and Inequalities | 6 |
2 Sequences and Series | 26 | |
2.1 | Summation of Series | 15 |
2.2 | Arithmetic and Geometric Series | 11 |
3 Vectors | 12 | |
3.1 | Vectors in Two Dimensions | |
3.2 | Vectors in Three Dimensions | 12 |
4 Complex Numbers | 12 | |
4.1 | Complex Numbers Expressed in Cartesian Form | |
4.2 | Complex Numbers Expressed in Polar Form | 12 |
5 Calculus | 28 | |
5.1 | Differentiation | |
5.2 | Maclaurin’s Series | 9 |
5.3 | Integration Techniques | 5 |
5.4 | Definite Integrals | 14 |
5.5 | Differential Equations |
Pure Mathematics Topics which have not appeared and will definitely appear in Paper 2:
Topic | Predicted Marks |
Vectors in 2D | 11 / 12 |
Differentiation and its Applications | 8 / 9 |
Differential Equations | 7 / 8 |
Topics which have appeared in Paper 1 but may reappear in Paper 2:
Topic | Predicted Marks |
Complex Numbers | 8 / 9 |
Graphing Techniques* | 8 / 9 |
*Update: This subtopic could have been tested in 4(ii) if you would like to see it this way.
However, do not take the chance! Study the other topics as well, but place more emphasis on the above topics.
All the best for Paper 2!
Posted on November 14th, 2009 at 14:00
charlotte: Don’t be surprised if your prelims are modelled after this year’s paper! 🙂
Posted on November 14th, 2009 at 20:45
Dear JC 1 students,
Mid-year and Prelim papers almost certainly replicate features of the most recent papers. Hope this tip will help you focus. Thanks!
Cheers,
Wen Shih
Dear Wei Jie,
Your effort on the worked solutions is commendable, thanks!
Cheers,
Wen Shih
Posted on November 15th, 2009 at 12:30
i have an even better suggestion. instead of wasting so much time debating on the answers for math, how about just focusing on the upcoming papers? (:
Posted on November 15th, 2009 at 23:44
omg thanks for the answers. any idea roughly how much a B would be? A is definately out of the question for me):
Posted on November 17th, 2009 at 14:49
Hi there,
for question 8(ii) why cant we take the answer from part(i) no restriction minus away the number of ways that T and D will be next to each other.
in this case,
it will be 6720-(7!/3!)
=5880
thank you
Posted on November 17th, 2009 at 15:02
sorry i realize my mistake i should have multiply it by 2 since T and D are inter-changeable.
thank you : )
Posted on November 17th, 2009 at 15:05
Wen Shih: Thank you!
Sam: Nobody knows, everything is just an estimate.
Chua: That would be an alternative method to obtain the answer. However, T and D can switch places (i.e. TD and DT). Therefore, 6720-(7!/3!)*2! will give you the correct answer.
Posted on November 17th, 2009 at 15:06
Chua: Yup, they are interchangeable. This is a fairly common careless mistake.
Posted on November 18th, 2009 at 11:15
haha thanks alot.hope there will be like one consolation mark.
cheers!
Posted on March 4th, 2010 at 00:42
Hey! It’s less than two days to the ‘A’ levels. I’m really worried for my H2 maths! I checked my answers and found that I got around 89-91 for paper 1. But my paper 2 (the one which nearly everybody says is easier) was HORRIBLE for me!!! I think i got like around 73-76 there!!! Will it balance off and will i get A? Is it likely that the A can rise to 80-85? Considering that a lot of people said the paper was easy?
Posted on March 4th, 2010 at 16:35
Yes, it should be safe. Don’t worry!