Tag: A level maths

The great dumbing down debate
I was a bit surprised to find this blog linked from a discussion forum via an entry that said I had proved that Maths ‘A’ level had dumbed down. I don’t think I have done any such thing – as I am not equipped to do so. Of course, I’d love to be able to […]

Maths ‘A’ level: now for a tough one
From the same paper as the previous two questions, here is the hardest question (as measured by marks on offer – 12): Sketch the curve given parametrically by , Show that an equation of the normal to the curve at the point is This normal meets the xaxis at the point . Find the area […]

Maths ‘A’ level dumbing down: the proof
The proof that is, that I have dumbed down… My mother recently gave me a book of old ‘A’ level exam papers. Here’s a 4 mark (ie low mark) question from the June 1982 University of London “Syllabus B” paper, that I think I’d really struggle with – I’ll try it later: Given that show […]