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

Mathematics is one of the oldest and most respected areas of academia; it provides a logical way to express the fundamentals of the world we see, and some say it’s beautiful. A-level Maths (or A-level Mathematics if you prefer) is also one of the top respected qualifications for university entry and is considered a facilitating subject. It enables you to demonstrate logical thinking and reasoning skills that all universities will respect. One of our most popular A-levels, this course covers a range of topics, from trigonometry to statistics, forces to algebra, with tutor assignments to help you reach your goals.

We know exams and assessments can feel overwhelming. Your personal tutor will be on hand to help you prepare and put you in the best possible position to achieve the grade you want. Everyone is different, so we’re here to support you in the way that best suits your learning style.

An ideal course for those looking to pursue careers in the sciences, engineering or computing, our A-level Maths course can be studied online, in your own time and at your own pace. With a pass rate of 98%, we are experts in providing online courses to help you progress into the career you want.

Take your skills one step further by taking a broader look at mathematical principles with our A-level Further Maths course. These courses are required to be studied together, make a saving by bundling the two together when you enrol!

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

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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

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 both younger and 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.

Online 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 for 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.


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