# International AS and A-level Mathematics (9660)

This qualification has a strong emphasis on pure mathematics to equip students for undergraduate study.

The syllabus is informed by consultation with subject specialists from the best UK universities – confirming that a pure maths emphasis at A-level provides the best platform to a maths-related course at undergraduate level.

### International AS and A-level Mathematics (9660)

Unit P1: Pure Maths (AS)

Unit PSM1: Pure Maths, Statistics and Mechanics (AS)

Unit P2: Pure Maths (A2)

Unit S2: Statistics OR Unit M2: Mechanics (A2)

View the switching guide to see the differences between your old International AS/A-level Mathematics specification and the OxfordAQA specification (version updated November 2022).

OxfordAQA International AS/A-level Mathematics covers the following topics:

###### Pure Maths (AS and A-level)
• Algebra
• Coordinate geometry
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Sequences and Series
###### Pure, Statistics and Mechanics (AS and A-level)
• Circle
• Trigonometry
• Exponential and logarithms
• Further Probability
• Discrete Random Variables
• Bernoulli and Binomial Distribution
• Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration
• Motion in a straight line with variable acceleration
• Forces and Newton’s Laws
• Momentum and Impulse
###### Pure Maths (A-level only)
• Algebra and Functions
• Sequences and Series
• Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials and Logarithms
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Differential Equations
• Numerical Methods
• Vectors
###### Statistics (A-level only)
• Poisson Distributions
• Continuous Random Variables
• Exponential Distribution
• Normal Distribution
• Estimation
• Hypothesis Testing
###### Mechanics (A-level only)
• Mathematical Modelling
• Kinematics
• Statics and Forces
• Newton’s Law of Motion
• Projectiles
• Work and Energy
• Uniform Circular Motion

OxfordAQA provides all the resources and advice you need to teach the International AS and A-level Mathematics specification effectively.

We have too many International AS and A-level Mathematics resources to list here, so please visit our resources for teachers area to see them all, including:

• Schemes of work to allow you to plan how to deliver the specification in a way that will best suit you and your students
• Teaching guidance to outline clearly the scope of teaching and learning
• Topic tests and mock exam analysers to allow you to track your students’ progress throughout the teaching year

This is a modular qualification, with four papers over the AS and A-level teaching period.

AS Paper 1 – Unit P1:

• Any part of the P1 section of the specification may be assessed
• Scientific calculator allowed
• 1 hour 30 minutes
• 80 marks
• 50% of AS-level, 20% of A-level

AS Paper 2 – Unit PSM1:

• Any part of the PSM1 section of the specification may be assessed
• Scientific calculator allowed
• 1 hour 30 minutes
• 80 marks
• 50% of AS-level, 20% of A-level

A-level Paper 1 – Unit P2:

• Any part of the P2 section of the specification may be assessed
• Scientific calculator allowed
• 2 hours 30 minutes
• 120 marks
• 37.5% of A-level

A-level Paper 2 (Option A) – Unit S2:

• Any part of the S2 section of the specification may be assessed
• Scientific calculator allowed
• 1 hour 30 minutes
• 80 marks
• 22.5% of A-level

A-level Paper 2 (Option B) – Unit M2:

• Any part of the M2 section of the specification may be assessed
• Scientific calculator allowed
• 1 hour 30 minutes
• 80 marks
• 22.5% of A-level

Re-sits:

• Candidates may re-sit a unit any number of times.
• The best result for each unit will count towards the final qualification.
• Candidates who wish to repeat a qualification may do so by re-sitting one or more units.

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