International AS and A-level Mathematics (9660)

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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.

This qualification is now available for teaching in China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

Information for November 2021 (GCSE), January 2022 (AS/A-level), and May/June 2022 (GCSE and AS/A-level) entries

In recognition of the challenges for teachers and students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to the exam arrangements for students taking their exams in November 2021, January 2022, and May/June 2022. These changes are designed to make assessments more accessible to students, whilst at the same time ensuring the qualifications remain valid and meaningful. Read more about advance information and adaptations.

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)

  • 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.

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
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