Course Content

Pure mathematics includes proof, algebra, graphs, sequences, trigonometry, logarithms, calculus and vectors.


Statistics includes working with data from a sample to make inferences about a population, probability calculations, using binomial and Normal distributions as models and statistical hypothesis testing.


Mechanics includes kinematics, motion under gravity, working with forces including friction, Newton’s laws and simple moments.




There will be three examination papers, at the end of the course, to assess all the content:

Pure Mathematics and Mechanics (01), a 2 hour paper assessing pure mathematics and mechanics. This is worth 36.4% of the total A Level.


Pure Mathematics and Statistics (02), a 2 hour paper assessing pure mathematics and

Statistics. This is worth 36.4% of the total A Level.


Pure Mathematics and Comprehension (03), a 2 hour paper assessing pure mathematics. This is worth 27.3% of the total A Level.

Progression into careers via:

Many universities consider Mathematics as one of the most valuable A Levels. It is a pre-requisite for some courses (Physics, ICT, Accountancy, Mathematics, Statistics), and if you are considering a career in the area of Mathematics, Further Maths at A Level would certainly be advantageous, and a pre-requisite for most universities. You will have the opportunity to develop decision making and problem solving skills, transferable to any career path you choose to follow.

Length of Course:

2 years

Examination Board:


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