International AS / A-level Mathematics

A Level Maths

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 available for teaching from September 2017 in Bahrain, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.


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.

Syllabus summary

Pure Maths (AS only)

  • Algebra
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Sequences and Series

Pure, Statistics and Mechanics (AS only)

  • 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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