The International A Level Mathematics course is spread out over two years with the possibility for an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level or Advanced (A) Level qualification.

For the **AS Level** qualification you have to take **three units** - two compulsory units of Pure Mathematics, and one of either Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics.

For the **A Level** qualification you have to take **six units** - four of Pure Mathematics, and two as a combination of Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Mathematics.

- Develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment
- Develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and to construct mathematical proofs
- Extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems
- Develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected
- Recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between ‘real-world’ problems and standard and other mathematical models and how these can be refined and improved
- Use mathematics as an effective means of communication
- Read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics
- Acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations
- Develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general • take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

The Pearson Edexcel International A Level qualification in Mathematics offers external assessment for each of the 9 possible units of study.

AS Level: Three units of 1 hour and 30 minutes each A Level: Six units of 1 hour and 30 minutes each

External assessment offered three times a year for each of the nine units.

AS Level | 3 units of 75 marks each A Level | 6 units of 75 marks each