A Level Maths

A-level Maths provides students with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace.The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A-level Maths make sure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical arenas.

The course is made up of six units – three at AS and three at A2. All units are available in the November, January and June series.There are four core (C12 and C34) units which make up two-thirds of the qualification and provide the techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus that form the fundamental building blocks of the subject.

Mathematical applications make up the remaining third of the qualification and there are various options to suit the needs of individual students.

The applications fall into three strands:

  • decision – networks, algorithms, sorting
  • mechanics – forces, energy, motion
  • statistics – probability, data handling, testing hypotheses.

Students can focus on one strand or study a mixture of any two. To find out the full outline of the course us the click here

Beneath is a brief outline of the course and the benefits of studying it:

We are using the Edexcel course throughout the site in order to standardise the content. We believe this is the most flexible, organise and well resourced International A-Level available and it is well recognised across the World. 

Within the course we have a full range of materials including:

  • Videos
  • Textbooks
  • Quizes
  • Exam Papers
  • Chinese/English vocabulary list

The Edexcel International Advanced Level in Mathematics comprises four units which can be completed at three times during the year: (October, January and May).

The International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) is the first half of the IAL course and comprises two units; Core Mathematics unit C12 plus one of the Applications units M1, S1 or D1

The full International Advanced Level award comprises four units; Core Mathematics units C12 and C34 plus two Applications units from the following five combinations: M1 and S1; M1 and D1; M1 and M2; S1 and D1; S1 and S2

Career Opportunities

People who have studied mathematics are in the fortunate position of having an excellent choice of career. Whilst the number of young people studying A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics is increasing there is still a huge demand from science, engineering and manufacturing employers.

Employability Skills

Through solving problems you develop resilience and are able to think creatively and strategically. The writing of structured solutions, proof and justification of results help you to formulate reasoned arguments. And importantly you will have excellent numeracy skills and the ability to process and interpret data.

Preparation for Higher Education

Anyone applying to study
a degree in a STEM subject should consider taking Further Mathematics to at least AS level as the additional content helps ensure a successful progression to university.

Supporting Other Subjects

The mathematical skills you learn in A level Mathematics are of great benefit in other A level subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, computing, geography, psychology, economics and business studies.

An Interesting Course

A level Mathematics is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at GCSE and includes optional applications of mathematics, such as Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Mathematics.

Ideally students starting this course will have a good grasp of algebra and English language. As the course is assessed in English only all students should aim to have an IELTS score of around 5.5 when they start (rising to 6.5 when they complete the course).