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Turn your hard work into top A-Level results with the Cheeky Shortcut Guide to the most common topics for A level maths revision. This workbook features key exam topics for maths with precise and clear points to help you achieve top marks.

This guide covers:

Coordinate Geometry
Basic Algebra
Advanced Algebra
Sequences and Series
Numerical Methods
Vectors, Lines and Planes
The Basics
Representation of Data
Probability Distributions
The Normal Distribution
Bivariate Data

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ISBN: 9781507069011
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Coordinate Geometry

The Basics:

Find the distance between two points using Pythagoras’ theorem.

The midpoint is the average (mean) of the coordinates.

The gradient

Parallel lines have the same gradient. The gradients of perpendicular lines have a product of -1.

Straight Lines:

Equation of a straight line is y = mx + c, where m = gradient, c = y-intercept.

The equation of a line, if we know one point and the gradient is found using:

(y – y1) = m(x – x1)

(If given two points, find the gradient first, then use the formula.)

Two lines meet at the solution to their simultaneous equations.

Note: When a line meets a curve there will be 0,1, or two solutions.

Use substitution to solve the simultaneous equations

Rearrange them to form a quadratic equation

Solve the quadratic by factorising, or by using the quadratic formula.

Find the y-coordinates by substituting these values into the original equations.

Other Graphs (also in Functions):

Sketch the curve by finding:

Where the graph crosses the y-axis.

Where the graph crosses the x-axis.

Where the stationary points are.

Whether there are any discontinuities.


Cartesian equation for a circle is (x – a)2 + (y – b)2 = r2 , where (a, b) is the centre of the circle and r is the radius.

Parametric Equations:

Sketch the graph by substituting in values and plotting points.

Find the cartesian form by either using substitution



The Basics from GCSE

Use Pythagoras and Trigonometry in right-angled triangles

Use Sine and Cosine rules in non-right-angled triangles


Angles on a coordinate grid are measured anticlockwise from the +ve x-axis.

The trig. functions are positive in these zones: