Highgrove Education

A level Mathematics

The International A level in Maths is your gateway to exploring the captivating world of numbers, proofs, and problem-solving. From algebra and trigonometry to calculus and statistics, this course is designed to boost your mathematical skills and unleash your inner problem-solver. It’s not just about crunching numbers; you’ll learn to think logically, construct mathematical proofs, and connect different areas of mathematics. Plus, you’ll discover how Maths can be applied to real-world problems and why it’s so relevant in today’s society. Whether you dream of becoming a mathematician, engineer, data analyst, or simply want to master the art of mathematical thinking – this qualification is your ticket to mastery of maths !

Key Information

What you’ll study

Entry Requirements

Assessment Information

Access Course Enrolment:
  • Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
  • Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
  • Weekly teacher-marked homework.
  • Half termly reports.
  • Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
  • Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
  • A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email
QualificationInternational AS Mathematics, International A level Mathematics
Exam board Edexcel
Exams availableJanuary, June and October

Online school, full time or individual courses

Course length1 year AS Mathematics, then 1 year A level Mathematics
Weekly study time2 x 45-minute live lessons, 5 x 45-minute self-study lessons, 1 x 45-minute teacher-marked homework
Class sizeMaximum 10
Course start September

Individual Tutoring

Recommended Approximately 100 x 45-minute individual tutoring lessons, 260 x 45-minute self-study lessons, 50 x 45-minute teacher-marked homework. Pace and level of commitment determined by individual needs.
Course start Flexible

AS Level

Pure Mathematics 1
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y)
  • Trigonometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
Pure Mathematics 2
  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Trigonometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
Mechanics 1
  • 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

A2 Level

Pure Mathematics 3
  • Algebra and functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical methods
Pure Mathematics 4
  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Binomial expansion
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors
Statistics 1
  • Mathematical models in probability and statistics
  • Representation and summary of data
  • Probability
  • Correlation and regression
  • Discrete random variables
  • Discrete distributions
  • The Normal distribution

For more information take a look at the Edexcel International Mathematics A level Specification: click here


  • A pass in the Highgrove Online School admissions test for Mathematics A level


  • A minimum grade 7 in GCSE Maths, and a strong set of GCSE grades, including several at grade 7 or above.

Year 12 International AS

3 Exams (90 minutes each exam)
Paper 1Pure Mathematics 1
(33⅓ % of the total of AS, 16⅔ % of the total of A level)
Paper 2Pure Mathematics 2
(33⅓ % of the total of AS, 16⅔ % of the total of A level)
Paper 3Mechanics 1
(33⅓ % of the total of AS, 16⅔ % of the total of A level)

Year 13 International A level

3 Exams(90 minutes each exam)
Paper 4Pure Mathematics 3 (16⅔ % of the total of A level)
Paper 5 Pure Mathematics 4 (16⅔ % of the total of A level)
Paper 6 Statistics 1 (16⅔ % of the total of A level)

Progression to University

A Mathematics A level is essential for a wide range of university courses, including mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, economics, and actuarial science. It serves as a foundational qualification for careers in these fields and is often a prerequisite for pursuing higher education in quantitative disciplines. Additionally, a Mathematics A level is valuable for courses in architecture, finance, and data analytics, as it provides strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Whether aspiring to become a mathematician, engineer, data scientist, or pursuing studies in various STEM disciplines, a Mathematics A level opens doors to diverse academic and professional opportunities where quantitative skills are highly prized.

We also offer the following A levels

Our core A level subjects are taught in group classes via a combination of interactive self-study lessons and live lessons led by an expert teacher: 

We have an even wider selection of A levels available via our independent learning and tutoring programmes, including: