In 2010, the H1 Maths has been revised from 8863 to 8864.
The content has been further reduced.
1. exclude the concept of domain and range in function
2. exclude modulus function
3. exclude trigonometric function
4. exclude relating the graph of y = f ' (x) to the graph of y = f(x) in differentiation
5. exclude the finding of area below the x-axis in integration
PS : Will there be a specimen paper for the revised H1 Maths 8864 ?
So they're making secondary school Amaths harder and H1 Maths simpler ... ?
Originally posted by Dejomel:So they're making secondary school Amaths harder and H1 Maths simpler ... ?
In what way is secondary school A Maths harder?
Forgive me but every time they changed the A Maths syllabus, it has become easier.
Hi,
Thanks for sharing Lee012lee!
In addition:
The paper is marked out of 95, with 35 marks going to the Pure Maths section.
I will check with my colleagues in school to find out if a specimen paper is available.
Cheers,
Wen Shih
Originally posted by Mikethm:In what way is secondary school A Maths harder?
Forgive me but every time they changed the A Maths syllabus, it has become easier.
I'm unsure as to what specific changes in the syllabus made it harder/easier, but I do know that flipping through the TYS for papers 2003 to 2008 shows a different pattern of questions that are getting easier in the theoratical sense, but much tougher in the practical sense.
I'll see if I haven't thrown away my TYS yet ... need to dig it out if it's still around.
Originally posted by Dejomel:I'm unsure as to what specific changes in the syllabus made it harder/easier, but I do know that flipping through the TYS for papers 2003 to 2008 shows a different pattern of questions that are getting easier in the theoratical sense, but much tougher in the practical sense.
I'll see if I haven't thrown away my TYS yet ... need to dig it out if it's still around.
That is because they kept the easier topics and threw out the harder ones. Hence you only see the easy questions ( these are the easier topics remember?). Where are all the relative velocity, AP/GP, permutation and combination question?
And even in these chicken feed topics, they further lowered the requirements. An example would be your calculus area questions. Now they don't even expect you to find the area between 2 curves. Only between a line and a curve. Plus don't even have do with respect to y-axis blah blah blah. And your calculus is simplifed too. No implicit diffierention, no indirect rate of change, no parametric, no small changes etc etc. All the questions which involved these additional stuff were also taken out from the TYS.
And sketching of graphs is chicken feed now too. You don't have to sketch even simple 12 years old cubic curves like y=x^3-2x^2+5x-7 for example.
Of coz the questions in the TYS look easy. They are in recent years and at the same time, missing parts which were the real parts of the questions asked.
That said, the syllabus change is good because all the easier stuffs are at O level and the harder stuff moved to A level and they removed stuff no long essential due to technological changes. For example, you don't have to use either binomial or calculus to calculate approximate values anymore since the scientific calculator is widespread and cheap... eliminating the possibility you need to estimate the value (81.2)^0.5 to 3 dp.
Originally posted by Mikethm:That is because they kept the easier topics and threw out the harder ones. Hence you only see the easy questions ( these are the easier topics remember?). Where are all the relative velocity, AP/GP, permutation and combination question?
And even in these chicken feed topics, they further lowered the requirements. An example would be your calculus area questions. Now they don't even expect you to find the area between 2 curves. Only between a line and a curve. Plus don't even have do with respect to y-axis blah blah blah. And your calculus is simplifed too. No implicit diffierention, no indirect rate of change, no parametric, no small changes etc etc. All the questions which involved these additional stuff were also taken out from the TYS.
And sketching of graphs is chicken feed now too. You don't have to sketch even simple 12 years old cubic curves like y=x^3-2x^2+5x-7 for example.
Of coz the questions in the TYS look easy. They are in recent years and at the same time, missing parts which were the real parts of the questions asked.
That said, the syllabus change is good because all the easier stuffs are at O level and the harder stuff moved to A level and they removed stuff no long essential due to technological changes. For example, you don't have to use either binomial or calculus to calculate approximate values anymore since the scientific calculator is widespread and cheap... eliminating the possibility you need to estimate the value (81.2)^0.5 to 3 dp.
Ah I see ... thanks for the info.
Originally posted by wee_ws:Hi,
Thanks for sharing Lee012lee!
In addition:
The paper is marked out of 95, with 35 marks going to the Pure Maths section.
I will check with my colleagues in school to find out if a specimen paper is available.
Cheers,
Wen Shih
if 35 marks pure maths only => 60 marks stats, considering a level stats standard + use of GC in stats, wont people start finding h1 maths super easy -.- since stats are generally considered easier...
Hi,
I feel that H1 maths is a practical subject for a non-science major student. He/She will need sufficient statistical know-how to deal with research projects in the university.
Questions of statistics may be tricky if one is not careful about reading the problem statements.
Thanks!
Cheers,
Wen Shih