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There are six units covered over the two year programme.

C1: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration.

C2: Algebra and functions; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration.

S1: Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.

C3: Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithm; differentiation; numerical methods.

C4: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; differentiation; integration; vectors.


M1: Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments.


D1: Algorithms; algorithms on graphs; the route inspection problem; critical path analysis; linear programming; matchings.

(C = Core pure mathematics, D = Decision Mathematics, M = Mechanics, S = Statistics)


Please see page 26 for general entry requirements.

In addition, to study this subject you will need a grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics.


Each module carries equal weight. There is a 1½ hour written examination for each module.

There is no coursework for any module.


A Level Mathematics is interesting for its own sake and is useful in supporting students across many subjects.

It’s recognised as a valuable qualification for students who wish to progress to higher education courses in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, statistics, accounting, business, economics and computing.

Mathematical skills are highly prized and an A Level qualification in some form of mathematics will be valuable when applying for university entry and will give you a very significant advantage in the job market.

Please see details about the Further Mathematics A Level over the page.