A Level Maths

What does this qualification cover?

A Level Mathematics allows students to build upon their prior learning developing understanding of advanced mathematical concepts, skills and their applications, across three main areas: Pure, Mechanics and Statistics. 

The course is assessed at the end of year 13 and is 100% exam based. 

The assessment consists of 3 calculator papers 

  • Paper 1 – 100 marks – Pure     Paper 2 – 100 marks – Pure  
  • Paper 3 – 100 marks – 50% Mechanics and 50% Statistics 


What’s included?

Pure Mathematics 

  • Proof 
  • Algebra and functions 
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane 
  • Sequences and series 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Exponentials and logarithms 
  • Differentiation 
  • Integration 
  • Numerical methods 
  • Vectors   


  • Quantities and units in mechanics 
  • Kinematics 
  • Forces and Newton’s laws 
  • Moments 


  • Statistical sampling 
  • Data presentation and interpretation 
  • Probability 
  • Statistical distributions 
  • Statistical hypothesis testing 


Key Features

The aims and objectives of A Level Mathematics are to enable students to: 

  • Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods  
  • and concepts 
  • Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems 
  • Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions 
  • Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context. 

Links to workplace

A Level mathematics is a requirement for many further education courses and provides an essential foundation to a wide range of careers, including but not limited to: 

  • Actuarial analyst,  
  • Accountancy,  
  • Research scientist  
  • Statistician,  
  • Stockbroker, 
  • Engineering,  
  • Business analyst,  
  • Computing 


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