Pure Mathematics (6360)

This is our outgoing A-level specification, available for re-sits only.

For our current specification see:

AS Mathematics (7356)

A-level Mathematics (7357)

A-level Pure Maths provides students with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A-level Pure Maths make sure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical arenas.

A-level Pure Maths is made up of a subset of units available for A-level Maths. The AS is made up of three compulsory units:  MPC1, MPC2 and MFP1. The A2 is made up of five compulsory units: MPC1, MPC2, MPC3, MPC4 and MFP1 and one additional unit from MFP2, MFP3 or MFP4.

All units are of equal weighting and are assessed by an exam of 1 hour 30 minutes. 

A-level Pure Maths provides the techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus that form the fundamental building blocks of further study in a variety of subjects including Science and Engineering.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Pure Mathematics
Specification code 6360
Certification code 5366 AS
6366 A2
QAN codes 10060054

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