# Specification at a glance

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

This A-level qualification builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the whole GCSE subject content for mathematics and the subject content for AS and A-level mathematics.

## Subject content

Core content

All students must study this content.

• OT1: Mathematical argument, language and proof
• OT2: Mathematical problem solving
• OT3: Mathematical modelling
• Compulsory content

Options

Students must study two of these options.

• Optional application 1 – mechanics
• Optional application 2 – statistics
• Optional application 3 – discrete

## Assessments

Paper 1

What's assessed

May assess content from the following sections:

• A: Proof
• B: Complex numbers
• C: Matrices
• D: Further Algebra and Functions
• E: Further Calculus
• F: Further Vectors
• G: Polar coordinates
• H: Hyperbolic functions
• I: Differential equations
• J: Trigonometry
• K: Numerical Methods

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 2 hours
• 100 marks
• 33⅓ % of A-level

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 2

What's assessed

May assess content from the following sections:

• A: Proof
• B: Complex numbers
• C: Matrices
• D: Further Algebra and Functions
• E: Further Calculus
• F: Further Vectors
• G: Polar coordinates
• H: Hyperbolic functions
• I: Differential equations
• J: Trigonometry
• K: Numerical Methods

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 2 hours
• 100 marks
• 33⅓ % of A-level

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 3

What's assessed

One question paper answer booklet on Discrete and one question paper answer booklet on Statistics.

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 2 hours
• 100 marks
• 33⅓ % of A-level

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

OR

Paper 3

What's assessed

One question paper answer booklet on Statistics and one question paper answer booklet on Mechanics.

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 2 hours
• 100 marks
• 33⅓ % of A-level

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

OR

Paper 3

What's assessed

One question paper answer booklet on Mechanics and one question paper answer booklet on Discrete.

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 2 hours
• 100 marks
• 33⅓ % of A-level

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.