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1. I was working through some exam questions from the textbook and found one that I couldn't answer. It seemed to involve the remainder theorem, but it was a C3 question and marked as one of the ones that was in a past exam.

So I'm just wondering if anyone knows if A level maths is synoptic or not? It seems like we might need to know C1/C2 stuff for the C3 exam but my teachers haven't mentioned it.
2. (Original post by JordanL_)
I was working through some exam questions from the textbook and found one that I couldn't answer. It seemed to involve the remainder theorem, but it was a C3 question and marked as one of the ones that was in a past exam.

So I'm just wondering if anyone knows if A level maths is synoptic or not? It seems like we might need to know C1/C2 stuff for the C3 exam but my teachers haven't mentioned it.
Most definitely synoptic. Factor and remainder theorem are topics in their own right in C3, despite being in C1 and C2. I'm not sure whether you will get questions on say, series or sequences mind you.
3. Yes. It says on the front of every exam paper that questions assume knowledge of all the previous units.
4. anything but synoptic ,,,
5. section a questions in mei are not synoptic from my experience but section b questions are synoptic but not that much i,e, knowing that to find a minimum or maximum point on a graph u must equate the diffferential to 0 that can be asked in c2,c3 and c4 but u only learn the concept of finding the points in c2 if u get what i mean
6. na
the closest you get to synoptic learning in school maths is AEA/STEP

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