A Level Mathematics subject information

A Level Mathematics

Examining Board : Edexcel

Specification : Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics (9MA0)

First teaching from September 2017

First certification from 2018

Qualification at a glance

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics consists of three externally-examined papers.

Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.

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

Content overview

  • Topic 1 – Proof
  • Topic 2 – Algebra and functions
  • Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Topic 4 – Sequences and series
  • Topic 5 – Trigonometry
  • Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms
  • Topic 7 – Differentiation
  • Topic 8 – Integration
  • Topic 9 – Numerical methods
  • Topic 10 – Vectors

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

Content overview

Section A: Statistics

  • Topic 1 – Statistical sampling
  • Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation
  • Topic 3 – Probability
  • Topic 4 – Statistical distributions
  • Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing

Section B: Mechanics

  • Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Topic 7 – Kinematics
  • Topic 9 – Forces and Newton’s laws
  •  Topic 10 – Moments

Assessment overview

  • Paper 3 will contain questions on topics from the Statistics content in Section A and Mechanics content in Section B.
  • Students must answer all questions.
  • Calculators can be used in the assessment.