A Level Mathematics Course
English Maths Science Tuition and Examination Centre (EMSTEC) offer a ‘fast track’ A Level Mathematics Course. Based at our centre in Birmingham, students attend one day a week . We offer ‘accelerated learning’ and teach the full A Level syllabus in one academic year. The A Level course will be facilitated by our experienced Mathematics teachers.
A Level Mathematics Course aims to further develop your understanding of how mathematics can be of benefit to you as an individual as well as to society as a whole.
This A Level course is the new version and has been updated to meet the latest specifications as provided by AQA so you can be sure that the material that you study covers the most up to date academic content.
A Level Mathematics covers many different topics as well as how they relate to each other. During the courses duration you will further develop your personal skills, knowledge and understanding of how mathematics works as well as its many applications in the world around you, preparing you for further study.
 Gain up to 56 UCAS points which can be used towards degree level study.
 Increase their career potential, using their new gained knowledge to open doors to careers such as engineering, medical physics and advanced electronics all the way through to astrophysics and particle theory.
 Achieve an impressive qualification which demonstrates the students intelligence, logic and problemsolving skills.
 Develop an understanding of how different areas of mathematics can be connected to each other as well as how they can be used in real world situations.
 Understand how mathematics can be used and is in high demand for various emerging technologies within computer science such as artificial intelligence, simulations, fluid dynamics and computer modelling.
Please note that under the new A Level specifications set by AQA, the AS Level is now a separate qualification, and does not count towards the full A Level.
AQA Qualification Code: 7357
AQA A Level Mathematics Course is comprised of multiple topics, which are assessed during three examinations. This qualification is linear, in this context linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.
Alevel specifications in mathematics require students to demonstrate the overarching knowledge and skills contained in sections OT1, OT2 and OT3. These must be applied, along with associated mathematical thinking and understanding, across the whole of the detailed content set out in sections A to S.
Please note that students must use the mathematical notation and must be able to recall the mathematical formulae and identities set out in the DfE subject content.
Core content
 OT1: Mathematical argument, language and proof.
 Construct and present mathematical arguments through appropriate use of diagrams; sketching graphs; logical deduction; precise statements involving correct use of symbols and connecting language, including: constant, coefficient, expression, equation, function, identity, index, term, variable.
 Understand and use mathematical language and syntax as set out in the content.
 Understand and use language and symbols associated with set theory, as set out in the content. Apply to solutions of inequalities and probability.
 Understand and use the definition of a function; domain and range of functions.
 Comprehend and critique mathematical arguments, proofs and justifications of methods and formulae, including those relating to applications of mathematics.
OT2: Mathematical problem solving.
1. Recognise the underlying mathematical structure in a situation and simplify and abstract appropriately to enable problems to be solved.
2. Construct extended arguments to solve problems presented in an unstructured form, including problems in context.
OT2.3 Interpret and communicate solutions in the context of the original problem.
4. Understand that many mathematical problems cannot be solved analytically, but
numerical methods permit solution to a required level of accuracy.
5. Evaluate, including by making reasoned estimates, the accuracy or limitations of solutions, including those obtained using numerical methods.
6. Understand the concept of a mathematical problem solving cycle, including specifying the problem, collecting information, processing and representing information and interpreting results, which may identify the need to repeat the cycle.
7. Understand, interpret and extract information from diagrams and construct mathematical diagrams to solve problems, including in mechanics.
OT3: Mathematical modelling.
 Translate a situation in context into a mathematical model, making simplifying assumptions.
 Use a mathematical model with suitable inputs to engage with and explore situations (for a given model or a model constructed or selected by the student).
 Interpret the outputs of a mathematical model in the context of the original situation (for a given model or a model constructed or selected by the student).
 Understand that a mathematical model can be refined by considering its outputs and simplifying assumptions; evaluate whether the model is appropriate.
 Understand and use modelling assumptions.
In addition to the above base level requirements, skills in Mathematical thinking and understanding are required across the whole of the detailed content set as shown below:


 A: Proof (page 12)
 B: Algebra and functions (page 13)
 C: Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane (page 14)
 D: Sequences and series (page 15)
 E: Trigonometry (page 15)
 F: Exponentials and logarithms (page 17)
 G: Differentiation (page 18)
 H: Integration (page 19)
 I: Numerical methods (page 20)
 J: Vectors (page 20)
 K: Statistical sampling (page 21)
 L: Data presentation and interpretation (page 21)
 M: Probability (page 22)
 N: Statistical distributions (page 22)
 O: Statistical hypothesis testing (page 23)
 P: Quantities and units in mechanics (page 23)
 Q: Kinematics (page 23)
 R: Forces and Newton’s laws (page 24)
 S: Moments (page 25)

Please visit the following link and download the specification pdf for further information in regards to requirements for parts A through S using the relevant page numbers.
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/asandalevel/mathematics7357
Examination 1.
 Type: Written exam.
 Duration: 2 Hours.
 Weighing: 33.3% of ALevel.
 Total Marks: 100.
 Assessment Format: Short, singlemark questions to multistep problems.
What’s assessed
The following topics are relevant to this examination:
 A: Proof.
 B: Algebra and functions.
 C: Coordinate geometry.
 D: Sequences and series.
 E: Trigonometry.
 F: Exponentials and logarithms.
 G: Differentiation.
 H: Integration.
 I: Numerical methods.
Examination paper 2.
 Type: Written exam.
 Duration: 2 Hours.
 Weighing: 33.3% of ALevel.
 Total Marks: 100.
 Assessment Format: Short, singlemark questions to multistep problems.
What’s assessed.
Any content from Paper 1 and the following topics are relevant to this examination:
 J: Vectors.
 P: Quantities and units in mechanics.
 Q: Kinematics.
 R: Forces and Newton’s laws.
 S: Moments.
Examination paper 3.
 Type: Written exam.
 Duration: 2 Hours.
 Weighing: 33.3% of ALevel.
 Total Marks: 100.
 Assessment Format: Short, singlemark questions to multistep problems.
What’s assessed
Any content from Paper 1 and the following topics are relevant to this examination:
 K: Statistical sampling.
 L: Data presentation and Interpretation.
 M: Probability.
 N: Statistical distributions.
 O: Statistical hypothesis testing.
Examination paper 1
June 2019.
Start time: AM.
Duration: 2 hours.
Examination paper 2
June 2019.
Start time: AM.
Duration: 2 hours
Examination paper 3
June 2019.
Start time: PM.
Duration: 2 hours.
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 Duration 45 hours
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 Language English
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