A modern British A-level maths paper, or three

David Davis

This is the AQA “AS” level module called “Pure Core 1”. It is normally sat after a year of A-level maths, by 17-year-olds on average, along with “Pure Core 2” and a specialisation such as statistics 1 or mechanics 1:-

Pure core 1, followed by the mark scheme:-

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MPC1-W-QP-JAN08.PDF

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MPC1-W-MS-JAN08.PDF

Pure core 2 and marks:-

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MPC2-W-QP-JAN08.PDF

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MPC2-W-MS-JAN08.PDF

Staistics 1 and marks:-

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MS-SS1A-W-QP-JAN08.PDF

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MS-SS1A-W-MS-JAN08.PDF

Mechanics 1 and marks:-

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MM1AW-W-QP-JAN08.PDF

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MM1A-W-MS-JAN08.PDF

There is also this stuff called “decision maths”, which we have all studied parts of in other contexts:-

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MD01-W-QP-JAN08.PDF

http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/qp-ms/AQA-MD01-W-MS-JAN08.PDF

You are not normally recommended to go for A-level maths without at least a “B” in “higher” GCSE.

In the AS-years, you have to do the two pure papers plus one other. The better schools take the entire 6 papers of the whole A-level in the AS year, and the cleverer clogs do “Further maths” in their second A-level year.

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