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WJEC AS Mathematics Core 1 & 2: Study and Revision Guide

Author(s): Stephen Doyle, edited by Tony Holloway

awarding body: WJEC

level: AS

isbn: 978-1-908682-02-4

subject: Mathematics

Pages: 180 pp



"Excellent complete study guide for WJEC C1 and C2. As a Maths teacher, I would thoroughly recommend this to both students and teachers."

"A must have."

"Great book, contains all the information/formulas/techniques on every topic and great questions to test yourself as you go along, good buy, good value for money."

Endorsed by WJEC and written by the bestselling author Stephen Doyle and edited by Tony Holloway, Chair of Examiners. This study and revision guide provides complete support for students studying WJEC AS Maths Core 1 and 2 for the very first time.  Each book contains a range of features designed to support students in their studies AND help them prepare for their final exams.

Take a Look:


Study support:

Essential underpinning notes enhance knowledge, support course study and ensure students perform well in their exams

Detailed explanations within numerous examples help students understand the thinking behind each step and consolidate learning

Test Yourself questions help practice and reinforce knowledge on each topic

Examiner pointers focus students on how to use and apply what they have learnt on what is needed for the exams

Revision support:

Questions of sufficient complexity are included throughout to give students thorough exam practice

Examination-style questions further test and reinforce knowledge, skills and understanding in preparation for the exams

Q&A section provide further exam-style questions with model student answers at two grade levels, and examiner commentaries and marks.  Students can see where mistakes are typically made and where marks can be gained

'Grade Boosts' give hints and tips to help refine exam technique and avoid common mistakes


Part One: Knowledge and Understanding

C1 Pure Mathematics 1
1 Indices and surds
2. Quadratic functions, equations, graphs and their transformations
3 Coordinate geometry
4 Polynomials and the Binomial expansion
5 Differentiation

C2 Pure Mathematics 2
1 Sequences and series
2 Logarithms and their uses
3 Coordinate geometry of the circle
4 Trigonometry
5 Integration

Part Two: Exam Practice and Technique

How the question are set
How the answers are marked
Exam performance advice

Questions, Answers and examiner commentaries

About the authors:

Stephen Doyle is an experienced Mathematics teacher, examiner and bestselling author with over 30 years experience.  He has taught in a variety of schools and colleges and has written and contributed to numerous books and other learning resources.

Tony Holloway is Chair of Examiners for a major awarding body.  He was formerly Subject Specialist for Mathematics with the Welsh Government and has extensive experience of developing guidance for teachers, statutory and optional assessment materials, and resources that focus on ways to improve teaching and learning.