Faculty: Mathematics

Level: A level

Examination Board  / website : Edexcel/

Assessment Details :

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 (*Paper code: 9MA0/01)

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 (*Paper code: 9MA0/02)

Each paper is:

2-hour written examination

33.33% of the qualification

100 marks

Assessment overview

Paper 1 and Paper 2:

● may contain questions on any topics from the Pure Mathematics content.

● Students must answer all questions.

● Calculators can be used in the assessment.

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (*Paper code: 9MA0/03)

2-hour written examination

33.33% of the qualification

100 marks

Practical Examinations (Unit titles, duration, % weighting, dates): none

Coursework (Unit titles, duration, % weighting, submission dates): none

Course Outline:

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

● understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study

● extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques

● understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected

● apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general

● use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts, and communicate the

   mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly

● reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning

● generalise mathematically

● construct mathematical proofs

● use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy

● recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context

● represent situations mathematically and understand the relationship between problems in context and mathematical models that may be applied to solve them

● draw diagrams and sketch graphs to help explore mathematical situations and interpret solutions

● make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions by using mathematical reasoning

● interpret solutions and communicate their interpretation effectively in the context of the problem

● read and comprehend mathematical arguments, including justifications of methods and formulae, and communicate their understanding

● read and comprehend articles concerning applications of mathematics and communicate their understanding

● use technology such as calculators and computers effectively and recognise when their use may be inappropriate

● take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course : Maths is a very intensive A level course. Successful students need excellent numeracy skills, be hard working and committed  to hours of extra work at home after lessons.

Goes well with  : Physics, Further Maths

Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities, using this subject: Maths, Engineering, Medicine, Architecture

For further information, please contact: Esa Roman (Maths Faculty):


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