A Level Mathematics

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The study of maths is extraordinarily valuable as maths forms the basis of many systems and processes. Practically, maths helps us put a price on things, predict the future, create graphics, make websites, build skyscrapers and understand how things work.

The A Level Maths course will develop your existing knowledge of maths into a range of more advanced maths study areas. It'll introduce you to the possibilities offered by algebra, trigonometry, geometry, differentiation and integration.

You'll then take your maths knowledge into the world of physics, examining the ways in which maths influences a number of processes. You'll study mathematical modelling, kinematics, physical forces and momentum, Newton's laws of motion, circular motion and the application of differential equations.

Because maths is integral to so many different fields of study and work, your Maths A Level will be a hugely versatile qualification and an asset in whatever you go on to do.

Please note that the last initial exam for the current Maths A Level course is Summer 2018. Summer 2019 exams are for resits only if you're studying the current course. You'll have the option to move to the new A Level Maths course around September, with first exams for the new course available Summer 2019.

This course prepares candidates for the AQA Maths A Level syllabus (6360) exams.

The Maths A Level syllabus is split into six units:

Unit 1 - Core Maths 1

  1. Algebra
  2. Coordinate geometry
  3. Differentiation
  4. Integration

Unit 2 - Core Maths 2

  1. Algebra and functions
  2. Sequences and series
  3. Trigonometry
  4. Exponentials and logarithms
  5. Differentiation
  6. Integration

Unit 3 - Mechanics 1

  1. Mathematical modelling
  2. Kinematics in one and two dimensions
  3. Statics and forces
  4. Momentum
  5. Newton's laws of motion
  6. Connected particles
  7. Projectiles

Unit 4 - Core Maths 3

  1. Algebra and functions
  2. Trigonometry
  3. Exponentials and logarithms
  4. Differentiation
  5. Integration
  6. Numerical methods

Unit 5 - Core Maths 4

  1. Algebra and functions
  2. Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  3. Sequences and series
  4. Trigonometry
  5. Exponentials and logarithms
  6. Differentiation and integration
  7. Vectors

Unit 6 - Mechanics 2

  1. Mathematical modelling
  2. Moments and centres of mass
  3. Kinematics
  4. Newton's laws of motion
  5. Application of differential equations
  6. Uniform circular motion
  7. Work and energy
  8. Vertical circular motion

The A Level Maths course is perfect if you're looking to fill gaps in your school education or prepare for college or university. It's the essential foundation if you're thinking about studying Maths or maths-related subjects at a higher level.

A Level Maths will be useful if you want to work in a variety of fields including medicine, IT, engineering and education.

You'll need a GCSE Maths at C grade or equivalent to enrol in our A Level Maths online course.

If you have any disabilities which you believe may impact your studies or assessments, please inform your Course Advisor before enrolment so that we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

An A Level Maths can be the first step towards college or degree-level study of Maths and many other subjects.

The study of maths is valuable in many roles, including:

  1. Actuary
  2. Operational researcher
  3. Research scientist
  4. Secondary school teacher
  5. Statistician
  6. Aerospace engineer
  7. Chartered accountant
  8. Corporate investment banker
  9. Insurance underwriter
  10. Investment analyst
  11. Meteorologist
  12. Quantity surveyor
  13. Software tester

In the workplace, you'll find your Maths A Level will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.

A Level in Maths can count towards entry to college or university for a variety of subjects, and is required for many courses. You should contact the institution you're interested in attending to find out their entry requirements.

Students who complete this course often go on to study a Maths, Physics or Chemistry degree. 

We believe in making learning accessible and affordable for all, so you'll have the option to pay for your course through an interest-free payment plan. You'll be able to get started right away with a small deposit and pay the rest by monthly direct debit. Our plans are flexible, so you can pay your balance off sooner if you choose.

If your company will fund your course, we can help you arrange this.

Speak to our course advisors for more information on our payment plans.

Extensive Resources

Once you enrol, you’ll have access to our Student Community, which will allow you to see your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your assignments and connect with your fellow students. 

Your course materials have been specially designed for online learning by experts in the field. You'll work through step-by-step modules so you can easily keep track of your progress.

You'll have the opportunity to join a live induction webinar when you start your course. It's designed to help you navigate your way around the student community, to offer you help and support, and most importantly to give you a warm and friendly welcome to ICS Learn. We usually hold one a week, and you can attend any one that suits you.

You’ll have access to a huge range of resources that will aid your studies, including:

  1. Interactive Quizzes
  2. Progress Checks
  3. Peer Discussions
  4. Personal Journal
  5. Awarding Body Resources

Unlimited Support

You’ll be assigned an expert academic tutor who'll be with you from enrolment to graduation. Their support is unlimited and you can contact them by phone, email or via the Student Community. They’ll answer any questions you have about coursework, study materials, assessments and exams, and help you work through any part of the course you’re stuck with.

They’ll also give you test papers and mock exams to ensure you’re ready to pass your exams. All your papers will be marked and given constructive feedback so you know exactly what your strengths are and what you can improve.

Our dedicated student support team will be on hand to assist you with administrative tasks, using the Student Community, and any other non-academic queries you may have.

There are six assessments for the AQA A Level Mathematics syllabus (6360):
  1. Unit 1: Core Maths 1 - written exam, 1 hour 30 mins. 
  2. Unit 2: Core Maths 2 - written exam, 1 hour 30 mins. 
  3. Unit 3: Mechanics 1 - written exam, 1 hour 30 mins. 
  4. Unit 4: Core Maths 3 - written exam, 1 hour 30 mins. 
  5. Unit 5: Core Maths 4 - written exam, 1 hour 30 mins. 
  6. Unit 6: Mechanics 2 - written exam, 1 hour 30 mins.

A graphics calculator is permitted in all units except unit 1.

Exams are set nationally by AQA and are held in summer each year. All exams must be completed during the same exam diet.

Important Exam Information

Please note that you're responsible for making your own exam arrangements. We'll remind you when it's time to do this, and you'll arrange to sit your exams as a private candidate at a local school or college. The school or college will charge a fee for this.

Find out more about arranging your exams here.

Exam centre and registration fees aren't included in your course fees, as they'll be paid directly to your exam centre. The cost will vary depending on which centre you choose, with private schools and colleges generally being more expensive than state schools.

Find out more about arranging your exams here, or contact our A Level course advisors by phone, email or web chat. We're happy to help!