The syllabus prepares students adequately for A-Level H2 Mathematics, where a strong foundation in algebraic manipulation skills and mathematical reasoning skills are required. The content is organised into three strands, namely, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, and Calculus. Besides conceptual understanding and skill proficiency explicated in the content strands, important mathematical processes such as reasoning, communication and application (including the use of models) are also emphasised and assessed. The O-Level Additional Mathematics syllabus assumes knowledge of O-Level Mathematics.

The O-Level Additional Mathematics syllabus aims to enable students who have an aptitude and interest in mathematics to: 

  • acquire mathematical concepts and skills for higher studies in mathematics and to support learning in the other subjects, with emphasis in the sciences, but not limited to the sciences;
  • develop thinking, reasoning, communication, application and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem-solving;
  • connect ideas within mathematics and between mathematics and the sciences through applications of mathematics; and
  • appreciate the abstract nature and power of mathematics.