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Pilot Specification
Applications of Mathematics
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Our specification is published every year on our website (http://www.aqa.org.uk). We will let centres know in
writing about any changes to the specification. We will also publish changes on our website. The definitive
version of our specification will always be the one on our website, this may differ from printed versions.
You can get further copies of this pilot specification from:
AQA GCSE Mathematics Team
Devas St
Manchester
M15 6EX
Telephone 0161 957 3852
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GCSE Applications of Mathematics ­ specification (version 1.3)
1 Introduction
1a Why choose AQA?
We are the United Kingdom's favourite exam board individual support for Controlled Assessment
and more students get their academic qualifications
24-hour support through our website and
from us than from any other board.
online with Ask AQA
But why are we so popular?
past question papers and mark schemes
We understand the different requirements of
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GCSE Applications of Mathematics ­ specification (version 1.3)
1c How do I start using this specification?
It is our intention to have up to 10 000 candidates If you are interested in taking part in the pilot, you
entered for each year of the pilot, representing a full should let us know of your interest by sending an e
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GCSE Applications of Mathematics ­ specification (version 1.3)
3b Unit A1: Applications of Mathematics
(Finance and Statistics)
Core
Unit 1 Higher tier only Notes
(Foundation and Higher tiers)
A1.N Number
1 Understand and use number
operations and the
relationships between them, A2 (N1), M1 (N1), M2 (N1)
including inverse operations
and hierarchy of operations.
2 Numbers and their Extend to fractional and
representations including negative indices, and use of
M1 (N3)
powers, roots, indices (integer standard index form.
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GCSE Applications of Mathematics ­ specification (version 1.3)
Core
Unit 1 Higher tier only Notes
(Foundation and Higher tiers)
A1.F Financial and Business Applications
1 Carry out calculations relating Understand AER. Candidates should be familiar
to enterprise, saving and with common terms such as
borrowing, appreciation and VAT, income tax and interest
depreciation. rates.
Compound interest calculations
will be required on higher tier.
2 Use mathematics in the context
of personal and domestic
finance including loan
repayments, budgeting, RPI
and CPI exchange rates and
commissions.…read more

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