The study of maths is extraordinarily important as it’s integral to a huge variety of fields and industries. Practically, maths helps us put a price on things, predict the future, create graphics, make websites, build skyscrapers, process data and understand how things work.
A good grade in A Level Maths is also a common entry requirement for universities, particularly in STEM subjects, economics and medicine.
The A Level Maths course will develop your knowledge into advanced areas of pure maths including algebra, trigonometry, geometry and calculus.
In your study of Mechanics, you'll delve into the maths used in physics to study mathematical modelling, kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws, while in Statistics, you’ll learn to use technology to process and interpret data.
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.
Our AQA A Level Mathematics (7357) course involves around 360 guided learning hours, but you should allow more time for revision and practice.
It'll be assessed through three written exam papers set nationally by AQA in the yearly May/June exam session.
The A Level Maths course is divided into ten study units. There's also an optional unit that will give you a detailed overview of the most relevant topics from GCSE Maths.
Each section in the course will be introduced via a live online classroom delivered by our dedicated in-house Maths teacher. These webinar sessions use the latest technology to give you a genuinely interactive online classroom experience with a real teacher on a weekly basis. Attendance is optional and all classrooms are recorded so you can watch them back as many times as you need to.
Your course will be made up of the following units:
Review of Previous Learning (GCSE Maths revision)
Unit 1 – Pure Maths 1
1. Proof and mathematical communication
2. Indices and surds
3. Quadratic Functions
Unit 2 – Pure Maths 2
1. Using graphs
2. Coordinate geometry
4. Exponential models
5. Binomial expansion
Unit 3 – Pure Maths 3
1. Trigonometric functions and equations
2. Triangle geometry
4. Applications of differentiation
Unit 4 – Mechanics 1
2. Introduction to kinematics
3. Motion with constant acceleration
4. Forces and motion
5. Objects in contact
Unit 5 – Statistics 1
1. Working with data
3. Statistical hypothesis testing
Unit 6 – Pure Maths 4
1. Proof and mathematical communication
3. Further transformations of graphs
4. Sequences and series
5. Rational functions and partial fractions
6. General binomial expansion
Unit 7 – Pure Maths 5
1. Radian measure
2. Further trigonometry
3. Calculus of exponential and trigonometric functions
4. Further differentiation
5. Further integration techniques
Unit 8 – Pure Maths 6
1. Further applications of calculus
2. Differential equations
3. Numerical solutions of equations
4. Numerical Integration
5. Application of vectors
Unit 9 – Mechanics 2
2. Forces in context
Unit 10 – Statistics 2
1. Conditional probability
2. The normal distribution
3. Further hypothesis testing
Ideally, you should have at least a grade C in GCSE Maths (or equivalent). However, the course does include an optional study unit reviewing all the most relevant topics from our GCSE Maths course.
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.
If you have any disabilities which you believe may impact your studies or assessments, please inform your Course Advisor before
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:
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.
With this A Level qualification, you can gain up to 56 UCAS Tariff points on completion of your final exam. The number of points is determined by your final grade as shown in the table below:
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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.
You’ll have 24/7 access to our online Student Community for the duration of your support period. This virtual campus allows you to see your course materials, contact your tutor, attend live webinars, 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 also have access to a huge range of resources that will aid your studies, including:
Our weekly live online classrooms allow you to ask our in-house Maths teacher any questions you have while working through problems in real time.
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.
Supporting textbooks are not provided with this course. However, we strongly recommend that you source the following textbooks as there are references to these within the course:
You'll need a calculator for all your exam papers and for use throughout your studies.
The minimum requirement is an advanced scientific calculator, such as the Casio fx-991EX ClassWiz, and we'll support the use of this model throughout your course.
You'll also need a computer with a suitable spreadsheet package to allow you to work with the large data set provided by AQA to support your study of Statistics.
There are three separate exam papers for the AQA A Level Mathematics (7357) qualification. They're available to sit each year in the main May/June exam session.
Unlike previous A Level Maths qualifications, all exam papers must be sat in the same exam session at the end of the course and credit from exams sat in previous sessions (including AS exams) cannot be carried forward.
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.