Cameroon GCE board O Level Additional Mathematics syllabus
Cameroon GCE board O Level Additional Mathematics syllabus.
575 Additional Mathematics
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This syllabus is intended essentially for mathematical knowledge, ability and skill for further studies in Mathematics, SocialSciencesand Engineering.Knowledge of 570 Mathematics syllabus will be assumed and questions will be set on any section ofitscontents. The syllabus is designed to broaden the Mathematics experiences of candidates whose aptitude, ability and inclinations are such that they experience a high attaining level.Such candidates may continue their study of Mathematics to the Advanced Level.
Candidates will be required to use non programmable electronic calculators.
The syllabus aims to enhance numeracy and literacy in Mathematics. The 575 syllabus should alsoenable candidates to:
1. provide an advanced insight for progression into Advanced Level Mathematics 765 and 770.
2. apply Mathematical knowledge in other subject areas, particularly in the Sciences, Social Sciences andTechnology.
3. develop the ability to reason logically, classify, generalise, prove, solvea wider selection of problems, present the solutions clearly and interpretthe results.
4. appreciate patterns and relationships in areas of Mathematics, produce and bring out imaginative and creative work arising from additional areas, especially those around the learner’s environment.
The objectives of the examination are as follows:
1. To demonstrate confident knowledge of the techniques of Pure Mathematics specified in the syllabus.
2. To apply the knowledge of mathematics to solve problems in Mechanics or Statistics and Probability.
3. To apply the knowledge of Mathematics to solve problems for which an immediatemethod of solution is not available and may involve knowledge of more thanone topic in the syllabus.
4. To write clear and accurate solutions to mathematical problems.
The scheme of assessment will require the candidates to:
1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Mathematics terminologies and principles in a variety of context (AO1).
2. set out mathematical work, including the solutions to problems, in a logical and clear manner using appropriate symbols and terminology (AO2).
3. make logical deductions for given mathematical data and interpret Mathematics in terms of daily life and in diagram form, interpret, transform and make use of mathematical statements expressed in words or in symbols.(AO3).
4. organise, interpret and apply mathematical knowledge in a variety of context, presentinformation in written, tabularand graphicalformsandestimate work to degrees of accuracy appropriate tothecontext; i.e. analyse a problem, select a suitable strategy and apply an appropriate technique to obtain its solution.(AO4).
WEIGHTING OF THE ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES
Assessment Objective Weighting
Knowledge (AO1) 30 %
Understanding (AO2) 40 %
Application of knowledge (AO3) 20 %
Higher level abilities (synthesis, analysis and evaluation) (AO4) 5%
The assessment objectives are weighted to give an indication of the relative importance. The percentages are not intended to show the precise number of marks allocated to particular assessment objectives.
THE SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT
The examination willconsist of two papers.
Paper 1 will examine topics in Pure Mathematics only and will consists of about 50compulsory
multiplechoice questions to be answered in 1hour 30 minutes.This shall be 40 % of the total subject marks
Paper 2.This will be a paper of2hours 30 minutes and cover 60 % of the total marks.It will examine topics in Pure Mathematics with Mechanics or PureMathematics withStatistics and Probability, and will consist of three sections:A, B and C.
Section A will consist of a number of questions in Pure Mathematics and thecandidates will be expected to attempt all.
Section B will consist of three questions in Mechanics for which the candidateswillbeexpected to attempt two questions.
Section C will consist of three questions in Statistics and Probability for which thecandidates
will be expected to attempt two questions
Candidates are expected to answer a combination of Section A and Section B OR Section A and Section C, but NOT a combination of all the three sections.
Nonprogrammable electronic calculators and formulae booklets may be used.
SECTION A: PURE MATHEMATICS(Compulsory for all candidates)