Important information regarding the October 2018 MAT

For the attention of mathematics teachers:

Due to A-level reform in the UK, and specifically syllabus reform of A-level Mathematics, the syllabus for the MAT is changing from October 2018. This change will affect prospective applicants currently in Year 12 (or equivalent) who will be sitting the MAT in October 2018. In order to reflect the new syllabus of AS-level Mathematics, we will be removing the following topics from the syllabus: the remainder theorem, radians, the trapezium rule. We will be adding the following topics to the syllabus: combinations and binomial probabilities, derivative of $e^{kx}$, differentiation from first principles, graphs of $\log_{a}(x)$. Please note that we will continue to include sequences and series on the MAT syllabus, including: arithmetic and geometric progressions and their sums, convergence condition for infinite geometric progressions. As such, if there is flexibility in when a teacher is covering sequences and series, we would recommend that students are taught this material either at the end of year 12 or at the beginning of year 13 (prior to October half-term).