A level Maths

Why study Cambridge A level Maths?

A level Maths is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at (I)GCSE and includes optional applications of mathematics, such as Statistics and Mechanics. Statistics is collecting and analysing data and using this to make predictions about future events. Many subjects make use of statistical information and techniques. An understanding of probability and risk is important in careers like insurance, medicine, engineering and the sciences. Mechanics is modelling and analysing the physical world around us, including the study of forces and motion. Mechanics is particularly useful to students studying Physics and Engineering.

‘The study of Mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.’ Charles Caleb Colton.

A level Mathematics is a versatile qualification that is well respected by employers and universities alike. Employers highly value Mathematics qualifications because Mathematics students become better at thinking logically and analytically. Through solving problems, you develop resilience and can think creatively and strategically. The writing of structured solutions, proofs and justification of results help you to formulate reasoned arguments. Most importantly you will have excellent numeracy skills and the ability to process and interpret data. For most Science, technology, engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degree courses A level Mathematics is a requirement.

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What do I need to know to enrol?

You will need a high level of subject understanding to study Maths at A level. A grade A or 7 at IGCSE/GCSE (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for acceptance onto the course. All A level students will also require a Grade C or 4 for IGCSE English Language.

The syllabus and exam

Our A level Maths course prepares you for the Cambridge AS and A level syllabus 9709.

Exams take place in March (India only), June and November.

The full Advanced level qualification comprises AS and A level. N.B. If you take Mechanics at AS, you must take Statistics at A level, and vice versa.

For the AS level in Mathematics with Mechanics you will sit two papers:

AS level

Paper 1

Pure Mathematics 1 worth 60% of your AS grade and 30% of your overall A level grade. (1 hour and 50 minutes)

Paper 4

Mechanics worth 40% of your AS grade and 20% of your overall A level grade. (1 hour and 15 minutes)

For the AS level in Mathematics with Statistics you will sit two papers:

Paper 1

Pure Mathematics 1 worth 60% of your AS grade and 30% of your overall A level grade. (1 hour and 50 minutes)

Paper 5

Probability & Statistics 1 worth 40% of your AS grade and 20% of your overall A level grade. (1 hour and 15 minutes)

A level

For the full A level in Mathematics you will sit two additional papers:

Paper 3

Pure Mathematics 3 worth 30% of your overall A level grade. (1 hour and 50 minutes)

and either Paper 4 or Paper 5

Paper 4

Mechanics worth 20% of your overall A level grade. (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Paper 5

Probability and Statistics 1 worth 20% of your overall A level grade. (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Whichever route you take to acquire the full A level in Mathematics, you will sit the same four papers.

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of the most convenient.

All of our A level courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course samples

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AS Maths with Mechanics

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AS Maths with Statistics

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A level Maths with Mechanics

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A level Maths with Statistics

Course Fees

The fee for A level Maths is £875 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £830. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).

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My son Victor received the Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award 2018 in China, for his 95% AS Level Maths result! We had a great time at the ceremony. Victor is obviously the youngest award winner as he skipped two years of Maths in school. The other winners for AS or A Level are either at Year 13 or studying at University level already! The IGCSE subject award winners were already in Year 12, whilst Victor is only in Year 11. I hope he will get more awards next year, with his IGCSE subjects and A Level Maths.
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