James Boswell Course | VWO Exam Mathematics A (Examen)

The VWO Mathematics A exam covers the entire Dutch VWO Mathematics A programme.
For more information, consult the translation of the programme.

Topics include:

  • Probability and chance
  • Statistics within the realm of the binomial distribution
  • Statistics within the realm of the hypergeometric distribution
  • Statistics within the realm of the normal distribution: mean, standard deviation, z-score, hypothesis statement, significance level, hypothesis testing (z-test)
  • Trigonometric functions: sine and cosine functions
  • Trigonometric equalities and inequalities: exact solutions
  • Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series
  • Sum totals within series
  • Exponential and logarithmic functions: equalities and inequalities; conversion of exponential to logarithmic, vice versa
  • Differential calculus: derivatives of power functions
  • Product rule, quotient rule an chain rule
  • Extremes and tangents, velocity


  • Graphing Calculator: consult the general exam page to see which calculators are permitted.
  • During the exam, you will be given a list of formulas based on the Dutch high school curriculum
  • Protractor
  • Pen and pencil

You will have to identify yourself during the exam. A photo ID is required: Passport, EU-Identity card, or EU-driving licence.

James Boswell Examens are held on various locations in Utrecht. You can find the specific location below. General information on the location and addresses can be found at the general exam page under the examlocations heading. If the location is to be announced, it will published on this page on a later date.

Summer Course
It is possible to take a preparatory course during the James Boswell Summerprogramme.

You can register up to five work days before the examdate.

VWO Mathematics A - Exam December 2018



06.12.2018 Er zijn extra voorjaars- en zomercursussen online geplaatst.

03.12.2018 I.v.m. de inflatiecorrectie (CBS) worden enkele cursusprijzen per 1 januari 2019 aangepast.



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