Highgrove Education

A level Mathematics

The International A level in Mathematics 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 mathematical mastery!

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

Either

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

Or

  • 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: