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Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics (9709)

This course develops students’ skills in working with mathematical information, logical thinking, accuracy and analysing results. Learners can choose from two different routes through the course in the second year.

Year 1

Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics (AS Level)

  • Pure 1 (Paper 1)
  • Probability & Statistics 1 (Paper 5)

 

Year 2

Route A: Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Probability & Statistics (A Level)

  • Pure 3 (Paper 3)
  • Mechanics (Paper 4)

Route B: Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics (A Level)

  • Pure 3 (Paper 3)
  • Probability & Statistics 2 (Paper 6)

In each year there is also time for revision and trial examinations.

Activities and assessments

The course includes the following activities: worked examples and practice exercises on core topics, quizzes and marked assignments. Teachers will review and grade assignments during the course. There are also unit discussions to support students with each topic.

The final examination consists of four externally-assessed papers:

Year 1

  • Paper 1—1 hour 50 minutes, 60% AS/30% AL, structured questions on Pure Mathematics 1
  • Paper 5—1 hour 15 minutes, 40% AS/20% AL, structured questions on Probability & Statistics 1

Year 2 Route A

  • Paper 3—1 hour 50 minutes, 30% AL, structured questions on Pure Mathematics 3
  • Paper 4—1 hour 15 minutes, 20% AL, structured questions on Mechanics

Year 2 Route B

  • Paper 3—1 hour 50 minutes, 30% AL, structured questions on Pure Mathematics 3
  • Paper 6—1 hour 15 minutes, 20% AL, structured questions on Probability & Statistics 2

 

Advice from our teachers

In order to succeed in International AS and A Level Mathematics, we recommend students set aside ten to fifteen hours a week to study. It is important that students regularly keep up with the readings and the course activities in a timely manner. And that they contact their Pamoja teacher if they fall behind or need help with assignments.

Hodder Education eTextbook

This course is dependent on a student etextbook provided by Hodder Education and hosted on the Dynamic Learning platform. Please ensure you check the Hodder Dynamic Learning guidance to ensure your systems are able to access this service. This service is provided as part of the Pamoja course fee - find out more

Minimum entry requirements

To successfully study Cambridge International AS and A Level with us, students need to have attained:

  • a grade C (or grade 4) and above in IGCSE English and Mathematics (or the equivalent in an internationally recognised qualification). 
  • a grade B (or grade 6) and above in IGCSE Mathematics (or the equivalent in an internationally recognised qualification)

It is the school’s responsibility to ensure that the student has met these minimum entry requirements. Pamoja Taught courses and Pamoja teachers assume that these minimum entry requirements have been met and the student therefore has the necessary foundational knowledge and ability to work at the pace required by the course.

Benefits to students

Taking International AS and A Level Mathematics online will enable students to:

  • develop their skills in working with mathematical information

  • solve problems and analyse results

  • become experienced in a wide range of technical and social tools

  • develop skills like time management, communication and digital literacy

 

Cambridge International calculator guidance

International AS and A Level Mathematics students will require a scientific calculator when studying the course and for examinations. As stated below, Cambridge International allows for a wide range of calculators to be used in examinations. Pamoja teachers have suggested the Casio ClassWiz models as suitable for this course, such as the fx-991 EX.

Candidates can use programmable calculators [in examinations]. However, calculators with any of the following facilities are not allowed, unless stated otherwise in the syllabus:

  • graphic display
  • data banks
  • dictionaries
  • language translators
  • retrieval or manipulation of text or formulae
  • QWERTY keyboards
  • built-in symbolic algebraic manipulations (output must be numeric not algebraic)
  • symbolic differentiation or integration (output must be numeric not algebraic)
  • capability of any remote communication

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