A Level Pure Mathematics Course


Program Description

This A-level Pure Mathematics course is designed for students working at home. The topics are presented in small "chunks" with worked examples followed by activities for the student. Revision tests are provided after every three or four sections, and there is a Test Paper at the end of each module, which is a mock exam, so you should revise the content of the module before you do the Test Paper.

You will need a graphics calculator, but you will also need to be skilled in manipulating numbers without using a calculator. In particular, no calculator is allowed in the exam for the first module, and the work in this module is built around working out answers without a calculator.

  • Qualification: A Level Mathematics - Pure
  • Accredited: Yes
  • QCF Recognised: Yes
  • Awarding Body: AQA
  • Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
  • Duration: Flexible - Approx 700 Hours - 2 years support
  • UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades


AS Level

Unit MCP1 – Pure Core 1

  • Algebra
  • Quadratic functions
  • Differentiation
  • Integration

Unit MCP2 – Pure Core 2

  • Algebra and Functions
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration

Unit MFP1 – Further Pure 1

  • Algebra and Graphs
  • Complex Numbers
  • Roots and Coefficients of a quadratic equation
  • Series
  • Calculus
  • Numerical Methods
  • Trigonometry
  • Matrices and Transformations

A2 Level

Unit MCP3 – Pure Core 3

  • Algebra and Functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical Methods

Unit MCP4 – Pure Core 4

  • Algebra and Functions
  • Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Differentiation and Integration
  • Vectors

Unit MFP3 – Further Pure 3

  • Series and Limits
  • Polar Coordinates
  • Differential Equations
  • Differential Equations – First Order
  • Differential Equations – Second Order

There is one examination for each module and no coursework.

Each exam can be taken in of each year.

A student who passes all three AS level modules achieves the qualification AS Pure Mathematics.

Passes in the 3 A2 level modules are then required to achieve the qualification A-level Pure Mathematics.


To take this A Level it is recommended that you should have a GCSE grade B or Higher level.


Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 700. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side. Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual.


Students are able to select how they wish to study.

  • Paper-based: Receive your course pack in the post in hard copy and correspond directly with your tutor via email.


  • Online: Access our premium online cloud-based learning system where you are able to access all of your course lessons, assignments and tutor correspondence in one place. Download the APP and access your course information on any device from anywhere in the world with an internet signal. Whichever way you choose to study is up to you!
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