A-level Maths

Challenging, rigorous and rewarding, an A-level Maths course will expand your critical thinking skills and turn you into an adept problem-solver
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A-level Mathematics AQA online course

A-level Mathematics is a two-year course, assessed by three two-hour AQA examination papers. The first paper will contain just Pure Maths questions; the second paper has both Pure Maths and Mechanics, and the third paper has Pure Maths and Statistics questions.

We understand it may have been a while since you studied some of the material covered at GCSE level, which A-level Maths builds on. To help you get the best from your course, we have partnered with Maths Unlocked to create video lessons to help you refresh your skills.

Our A-level Maths course can be studied online, in your own time and at your own pace. It is also the first, important step in a career in bookkeeping or payroll, or if you are looking to progress in the sciences, engineering or computing. You can take your skills one step further by enrolling on our A-level Further Maths course.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Pure mathematics 1

    • Proof, proof by deduction, proof by exhaustion, & disproof
    • Surds & rationalising the denominator
    • Solving & graphing quadratic equations
    • Graph transformations
    • Simultaneous equations
    • Inequalities
    • Polynomials & the Factor Theorem
    • Coordinate geometry, including straight line equations & intersection
    • Circle theorems
  2. Unit 2 - Pure mathematics 2

    • Differentiation & integration
    • Binomial expansion & approximations
    • Trigonometry (sin, cosine & trig identities)
    • Proving & solving trigonometry identities
    • Exponentials & logarithms
    • Laws of logarithms
  3. Unit 3 - Mechanics 1

    • Vectors
    • Kinematics, motion graphs & non-uniform acceleration
    • Constant acceleration & SUVAT equations
    • Forces & Newton’s laws
  4. Unit 4 - Statistics 1

    • Population & sampling
    • Representing qualitative & quantitative data
    • Measure of location
    • Dispersion
    • Correlation & regression
    • Elemental probability
    • Solving probability problems
    • Laws of Probability
    • Probability distributions
    • Statistical distribution
    • Binomial distributions, including binomial coefficients, probability function, & cumulative distribution function
    • Hypothesis tests
  5. Unit 5 - Pure mathematics 3

    • Proof by contradiction
    • Simplifying expressions
    • Division of polynomials
    • Mapping & functions
    • Composite & inverse functions
    • The modulus
    • Solving modulus equations & inequalities
    • Graph transformations
    • Partial & repeated fractions
    • Arcs, sectors, & small angle approximations
    • Inverse trig functions
    • Cosec, Sec & Cot
    • Addition & double angle formulas
    • Binomial expansions as approximations
    • Binomial expansions & partial fractions
    • Series & sequences
  6. Unit 6 - Pure mathematics 4

    • Points of inflection, convex, & concave curves
    • Trigonometric identities & equations
    • Rules of differentiation, including the product rule, the quotient rule, & implicit differentiation
    • Rules of integration
    • Differential equations
    • Integrating complex functions
    • Integration by substitution
    • Integration by parts
    • Integration of partial fractions
    • Parametric integration & differentiation
    • Parametric & cartesian equations
    • Numerical methods
    • Vectors & 3D vectors
  7. Unit 7 - Mechanics 2

    • Kinematics & projectile motion
    • Dynamics
    • Resultant forces, friction, & equilibrium
    • Newton’s Laws of Motion
    • Moments
  8. Unit 8 - Statistics 2

    • Correlation & regression
    • The Product Moment Correlation Coefficient
    • Probability
    • The Normal Distribution
    • Normal approximation to a binomial distribution
    • Hypothesis testing
  9. Preparing for the examinations

    Paper 1

    Paper 2

    Paper 3

Awarding Body

aqa awarding body logo As a leading distance learning provider, our courses are accredited by the main UK awarding bodies and recognised by UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. By completing our online A-Level Maths course, you will receive up to 56 UCAS points, which are used as part of university applications, and issued by AQA.

A-level Mathematics Course Outcome

Upon successfully passing your exams, you will receive an A-level in Maths, issued by the AQA exam board. You’ll also receive 56 UCAS points that will assist in a University course application.

This syllabus (7357) has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning.

How is A-level Maths assessed or examined?


You will be required to complete three standard written exams:

    • Paper 1: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 100 marks

    • Paper 2: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 100 marks

    • Paper 3: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 100 marks

These exams contain a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

During your A-level Maths course, you will be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute to your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.

Entry requirements for AQA A-level Mathematics

There are no specific requirements to study this course. However, it is strongly recommended that you have studied GCSE Maths or an equivalent level beforehand. Learn about combining the two with our GCSE Maths and A-level course bundle or get in touch with one of our friendly learning advisers if you have any questions. You may also want to consider exploring a Functional Skills course, especially if you have been away from studying for a while.

Who is A-level Maths suited for?

This course is ideal for adult learners who may be looking to get back into studying for a particular career, or those looking to enhance their problem-solving skills. Studying online means you will be able to fit learning around your other commitments or during the evening.

Distance learning also enables you to learn at your own pace, from the comfort of your home, or wherever you feel most productive. All you need is an Internet connection.

How long does it take to complete an A-level Maths course?

The course is 300 study hours. Fast-track options are available. You’ll also have a personal tutor to help you stay on track.

When you enrol on the course, you will gain access to My Oxbridge, our online learning platform, where you can access your materials and other helpful resources, including study guides and revision exercises.

Successful completion of A-level Maths opens opportunities into a variety of careers in science, education, and health, amongst others. Read about some of the career paths you could take with a Maths A-Level and check out some of our recommended reads to get a head start.

Past Papers

You can access past papers for this course. They are free to access and cover a range of exam boards.

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