The Mathematics A Level Course is designed to help a student’s understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. Maths is one of the biggest facilitating subjects and a good grounding in Mathematics is not only intellectually rewarding, but also essential for many higher education courses and careers.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions. There are twenty-four Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs) including three practice exam assignments.
The course also includes a free subcription to MarkIt!!, which provides practice exam questions written for the new A Level specifications.
This Mathematics A Level Home Study Course prepares candidates for the AQA Mathematics A level (7357) Specification for examinations in May/June 2021 or later years. The Mathematics A level is assessed by three written exam papers. There is no coursework assessment with this specification.
- Paper 1: Mathematics 1 (2 Hours) is 100 marks and 33.33% of the total A Level marks.
Paper 1 covers any content from: Proof; Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry; Sequences and series; Trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; Differentiation; Integration; and Numerical methods.
- Paper 2: Mathematics 2 (2 Hours) is 100 marks and 33.33% of the total A Level marks.
Paper 2 covers any content from: Vectors; Quantities and units in mechanics; Kinematics; Forces and Newton’s laws; and Moments.
- Paper 3: Mathematics 3 (2 Hours) is 100 marks and 33.33% of the total A Level marks.
Paper 3 covers any content from: Statistical sampling; Data presentation and Interpretation; Probability; Statistical distributions; and Statistical hypothesis testing.
The Mathematics A Level Home Study Course is Divided into Eight Modules Containing 53 Lessons:
- Module 1: Pure Core 1
- Module 2: Pure Core 2
- Module 3: Mechanics 1
- Module 4: Statistics 1
- Module 5: Pure Core 3
- Module 6: Pure Core 4
- Module 7: Mechanics 2
- Module 8: Statistics 2
Students will also receive a free year of MarkIt!!. Markit!! is built by educationalists and mathematicians to give Maths students step-by-step preparation for their examination.
We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade C and above on the older grading system or 4 or above on the new grading system. For Mathematics this should include a grade B/5 at Maths GCSE higher tier.
Please Note: We cannot accept students who are under 16 years old on this course.
The following books are required to work alongside your course materials:
- AQA A Level Maths: Year 1 / AS Student Book Paperback (ISBN-13: 978-0198412953)
- AQA A Level Maths: Year 2 Book Paperback (ISBN-13: 978-0198412960)
Students completing the full A Level Course can purchase the combined book option (ISBN-13: 978-0198412946).
Students will be supported until their chosen examination window. Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they should keep in regular contact. All tutors are fully qualified experienced teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. Most work from home and are able to offer flexible contact times. The tutor will contact students with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. They will also let the student know the best ways and times for contact.
There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA’s) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations.
All tutors have a Freephone 0800 telephone number and most will have Skype capabilities. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
All AQA specification A Level Exams must be taken at a registered examination centre as a private candidate. We offer course materials and tutor support although we don’t offer the examinations. An Examinations Officer can assist any registered student with finding centres and dealing with coursework forms, but we do not book exams on behalf of students and it is the students responsibility to book their own exams.
Students are contacted in December/January and advised to start arranging their examinations. AQA have over 300 examination centres in the UK. If you would like to research exam centres prior to enrolment then you can visit the AQA page for private candidates which shows a small selection of centres set out geographically.
Private Candidates cannot complete AQA Specification Exams outside of the UK.
Examination Dates and Exam fees:
A Level exams are only available in the Summer examination window and examination fees need to be paid direct to your chosen exam centre. Prices for exams will vary depending on the exam centre’s administration costs.
Please Note: The nearest examination window we can accept students aiming towards is now Summer 2022.
The closing dates for courses which require coursework authentication (English Language, English Literature and History) will be 24 September 2021 and the closing date for other subjects is 15 October 2020. Students can also aim for exams in Summer 2023 if that is their preference, providing the specification is still available.
Tutors can support registered students with their University application but this should be arranged in the previous year to sitting exams and prior to the below dates:
- 1st August for Oxford or Cambridge
- 1st December for all other Universities
There is a charge of £100.00 for supporting your application and providing predicted grades and a well-rounded reference which will incorporate something from each of your tutors and be specific to your application. The payment will be made before the required dates and any reference requests received after this date will incur an additional £50.00 penalty payment.
In order that your tutor has something on which to base a reference and/or predicted grade, you need to have done a MINIMUM of six assignments in each subject you are studying. More is better! Your tutor will want you to succeed so talk to them about your plans; it will help with your application if they know something about you.
If you are at school and are doing an A level as an addition to your school studies, then you will need to check with your school to make sure they will accept a predicted grade or some input into the reference that they are doing for you.