What will be in the 2019 Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Paper 2 and how long is it?

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Key facts about Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Paper 2

When is it? Wednesday 12th June in the morning

How long is the exam? Two hours

How many marks are available? 100

How many people sit it? More than 47,000

Date and time of the Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Paper 2 exam

Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Paper 2 (9MA0/02) is on the morning of Wednesday 12th June 2019. Most exam centres will start the exam at 9.00am, but check with yours in advance as centres can start exams by up to 30 minutes earlier or later than this time. Most exam centres will tell you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the exam starts.

You will be assessed on any content from proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors.

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What to expect from Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Paper 2

The paper title is Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 and the exam lasts for two hours.

There are 100 marks available in this paper, and it makes up a third of your Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics exam. Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Papers 1 and 3 make up the other two-thirds of the exam.

Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics students can achieve grades A* to E.

Find out more about the linear A-level system.

Make sure you always know the structure of the paper you are sitting. Read the instructions on the paper thoroughly before you start.

Read each question carefully before you start to answer it. You should answer every question.

The marks for each question are shown in brackets – use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question.

Do all rough work in your answer book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked.

Remember to check your work if you have time at the end.

What to bring with you to the Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Paper 1 exam

  • A black ink or black ball-point pen
  • A HB or B pencil for diagrams, sketches and graphs
  • A calculator, without the facility for algebraic manipulation, differentiation and integration, or have retrievable mathematical formulae stored in it

The ‘Mathematical Formulae and Statistical Tables’ booklet is provided.

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TSR community advice for Pearson Edexcel A-level Mathematics Paper 2

For A-level Maths revision, TSR member Lemur14 recommends covering “the mixed exercises and review exercises in the textbook.”

Here’s a HIVE article on how to revise for the new specification A-level Maths.

A-level results day 2019

If you’re taking AS or A-level exams this year, results day is on Thursday, 15 August.

You will be able to collect your AS or A-level results any time after 6am on results day – the time they're released by the exam boards – as long as your school or college is open.

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