This is the breakdown of 2013 A level H2 math paper 1 and 2
|Differentiation and its applications||20||10.0%|
|Integration & its applications||11||5.5%|
|Arithmetic and Geometric series||9||4.5%|
|Sequences and Method of Differences||8||4.0%|
|Permuations and combinations (question set as probability)||12||6.0%|
|Correlation and regression||9||4.5%|
|Approximation of distribution||7||3.5%|
Paper 1 is easy. Questions are routine. No challenging questions.
Challenging questions are in paper 2.
|Challenging questions in Paper 2||Marks||Percentage|
|Q4 (iii) on Vectors||6||3.0%|
|Q8 (ii) and (iii) on Probability||5||2.5%|
|Q11 (ii) to (iv) Permutation and combinations||10||5.0%|
These challenging questions make up around 10%, which will distinguish the students who deserve distinction.
As usual, these are the 4 most important topics in H2 math.
|Sequences and Series (Including Mathematical Induction)||11.0%|
|Subtotal for 4 major topics||60.0%|
These 4 topics make up more than half of the total marks. So students should put more emphasis in these 4 pure math topics.
The topics that are important in Statistics seem to be different in each year. Fortunately, statistics questions are usually straight forward, except for probability, permutations and combinations which can be challenging.