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A level Mathematics

Did you know that of all A level subjects taken in England, A level Mathematics is the most popular among school students?

Studying A level Mathematics helps students develop a logical approach to problem solving, as well as their mathematical knowledge and skills, so it’s valuable preparation for a wide range of careers.

AS and A level Mathematics are two separate qualifications. An AS qualification is half the size of an A level qualification. AS Mathematics is graded A-E, and A level Mathematics is graded A*-E.

Is AS or A level Mathematics useful preparation for a career in your business?

If so, please mention it in your job advertisements, even if it’s as a qualification that’s desirable, rather than essential. If young people see that you value this level of mathematical knowledge and skills, they will be encouraged to choose to study these qualifications.

Understanding what A level Mathematics covers

The subject content of AS and A level Mathematics has been defined  by the government; however, there was a significant change in 2017 and those who studied AS/A level Mathematics before covered different content.

If you’re interested to know what a particular candidate has studied, it’s best to check the specifications.

A summary of the specifications currently taken by most students in England is available on the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme website. It’s also important to note that independent and international schools and colleges may use other AS and A level Mathematics specifications, such as those offered by Cambridge InternationalEdexcel International and OxfordAQA

A more in-depth look at the A level Mathematics qualifications is provided within the section of our website for teachers.

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