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Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics - Route A (9709)

Course availability

  • From February 2020 for schools preparing students for November 2021 examination sessions. 
  • From September 2020 for schools preparing students for June 2022 examination sessions. 

This course develops students’ skills in working with mathematical information, logical thinking, accuracy and analysing results. There are several routes to a Cambridge International A Level in Mathematics (9709). This Route A School Taught course provides a programme of study for the following:

Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics (AS Level)

  • Pure 1 (Paper 1)

  • Probability & Statistics 1 (Paper 5)

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

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

The course provides support for revision and exam preparation for the AS Level and the A Level.

Activities and assessments

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

The final Cambridge International examination consists of four externally-assessed papers and this is reflected in the course content:

  • 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

  • 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

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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. 

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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