This new Mathematics A level specification is a combined Pure, Mechanics and Statistics course offering the very best in flexibility for your next academic or career step. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to progress onto courses or careers in Medicine, Science, Business and many others.
Examined for the first time in June 2019, this course replaced our previous Mathematics A levels, examined for the last time in June 2018.
The course has 20 Tutor-marked Assignments, 2 AS practice papers and 3 A level practice papers.
The Mathematics A level course is split into 8 compulsory modules
This course has been designed to give you a full and thorough preparation for the AS level or A-level Mathematics specifications, set by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA).
The Subject Code for entry to the AS only award is 7356.
The Subject Code for entry to the Advanced level (A-level) award is 7357.
The specification has been chosen as it is interesting, comprehensive and suitable for Private Candidates.
The AS course may be separately examined. However, marks from the AS may no longer be carried forward to the final A level grade.
The AS exam is useful for students who
The AS is assessed by 2 ninety-minute examination papers. Each paper is worth 50% of the total marks.
The full A level is assessed by 3 two-hour written exams, each worth 33.3% of the total marks.
In order to study this course, you are expected to have a knowledge of mathematics up to a good GCSE standard, normally grade B or above.
In particular, you are expected to have a good grasp of:
If your Maths skills were acquired a number of years ago, it might be an idea to purchase a GCSE Maths revision book to help refresh your memory. Your tutor will be able to advise you on this.
When you enrol you will get a free year of MarkIt!!. Markit!! is built by educationalists and mathematicians to give Maths students step-by-step preparation for their examination. Markitt helps you eliminate the small errors, enabling you to show your working effectively and gain maximum marks in the exam.
A year’s single student subscription normally costs £100 but is yours for free.
As with most of our A levels, we estimate that on average the course will require 700 hours of study in order to make the most of it. In the case of Mathematics, much of the work is understanding core concepts. How easily you grasp these concepts will affect how long it takes you to complete the course.
In general, a student aiming to complete the course in one year will need to study in the region of 16 hours a week or 8 hours a week if you are taking the course over 2 years. Should you decide to apply, your Student Adviser will discuss the time commitment with you in more detail.
As a minimum, you will need a scientific calculator with
You calculator must not be designed or adapted to offer any of these facilities:
We recommend the Casio Graphics Calculator FX-9750GII. Just click on the image below for further details. Many other calculators are also suitable.