Outlined below are the pure maths / core topics covered for AQA Mathematics A-Level

It is advisable to check the official AQA Mathematics A-Level specification for any changes.

## Prior Knowledge

## Algebra Basics

## Polynomials

## Pythagoras’ Theorem

## Trigonometry Introduction

## Algebra and Functions : 1

## Indices

## Surds

## Functions

## Factorising

## Completing the Square

## Quadratic Equations

## Quadratic Equations – Roots and Discriminant

## Quadratic Graphs

## Simultaneous Equations

## Inequalities

## Algebraic Long Division

## Factor Theorem

## Rational Expressions – Simplifying

## Coordinate Geometry

## Gradient of Straight Lines

## Straight Lines

## Intersection of Graphs

## Exam Questions – Straight Lines

## Circles

## Parametric Equations

## Algebra and Functions : 2

## Sketching Cubic and Reciprocal Curves

## Modulus Functions, Equations and Inequalities

## Working with Functions

## Graph Transformations

## Asymptotes

## Partial Fractions

## Sequences and Series

## Binomial Expansion

## Working with Sequences and Series

## Arithmetic Sequence and Series

## Geometric Sequence and Series

## Trigonometry

## Trigonometric Ratios

## Trigonometric Graphs and Transformations

## Applications of Trigonometry

## Trigonometric Equations

## Trigonometric Identities

## Sec θ, Cosec θ and Cot θ

## Inverse trigonometric functions

## Identities & Equations – Pythagorean Type

## Small-angle Approximations

## Identities – Addition type

## Identities & Equations – Double angle type

## Identities – Half angle type

## Identities – Triple angle type

## Identities & Equations – Harmonic Formulae

## Exam Questions – Mixed trigonometry

## Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

## Exponential Functions and Logarithms

## The Exponential Function e^{x} and Natural Log Functions

## Modelling Curves of the form y=kx^{n} and y=ka^{x}

## Differentiation

## Differentiation – Introduction

## Tangents and Normals

## Stationary Points

## Increasing and Decreasing functions

## Standard Differentials

## The Chain Rule

## The Product and Quotient Rules

## More Standard Differentials

## The Reciprocal Function of dy/dx

## Exam Questions – Differentiation

## Exponential Functions

## Parametric Functions

## Implicit Functions

## Connected Rates of Change

## Integration

## Integration – Introduction

## Equations of Curves

## Definite Integration

## Integration – Common Functions

## Integrals of Trigonometric Functions

## Integrals involving Partial fractions

## Integration by Substitution

## Integrals of the form f[g(x)]g'(x) by inspection

## Integration by Parts

## General Methods – Integration

## Applications of Integration – Area bound by a curve

## Differential equations – Separating the variables

## Differential equations – Forming differential equations

## Numerical Methods

## Solution of Equations by Numerical methods

## Numerical Integration

## A selection of books and calculators which may be suitable for the AQA Mathematics A-Level course

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### Index

- circles
- chain rule
- change of sign
- completing the square
- connected rates of change
- coordinate geometry
- cosine rule
- cubic graph

- decreasing functions
- differential equations:
- solving
- forming
- differentiation:
- chain rule
- connected rates of change
- implicit
- parametric
- product rule
- quotient rule
- differentials:
- a
^{x} - e
^{x} - ln x
- sin, cos, tan(x)
- sec, cosec, cot(x)
- discriminant
- domain – functions

- implicit differentiation
- increasing functions
- indices
- inequalities
- integration
- by parts
- common functions
- general methods
- partial fractions
- substitution
- trigonometric
- definite
- integration applications
- area under a curve
- iteration
- intersection – graphs
- inverse functions

- parametric:
- differentiating
- equations
- partial fractions
- product rule

- quadrant rule
- quadratics:
- discriminant
- equations
- graphs
- quotient rule

- sector
- segment
- sequences and series
- sigma notation
- simultaneous equations
- sine rule
- stationary points
- straight lines
- surds

- tangents to curves
- transformations:
- graphs
- trapezium rule
- trigonometric:
- equations
- graphs
- ratios 30°, 60°, 45°
- trigonometry
- cosine rule
- cosec, sec and cot θ
- inverse functions
- sine rule
- small angles
- trigonometry – identities:
- addition formulae
- double angle formulae
- half angle formulae
- harmonic formulae
- Pythagorean
- triple angle formulae