## Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics (9709)

Program Intro

Cambridge international AS and A level mathematics paves a student’s way to 195 universities worldwide. A large number of students take the course in order to find a placement in their dream university. AS level syllabus comprises half of the A level mathematics course. The A level mathematics course comprises of the following areas:

1 Pure Mathematics 1 Paper 1

• Functions
• Coordinate geometry
• Circular measure
• Trigonometry
• Series
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Pure Mathematics 2 Paper 2

2.1 Algebra

2.2 Logarithmic and exponential functions

2.3 Trigonometry

2.4 Differentiation

2.5 Integration

2.6 Numerical solution of equations

3 Pure Mathematics 3 Paper 3

3.1 Algebra

3.2 Logarithmic and exponential functions

3.3 Trigonometry

3.4 Differentiation

3.5 Integration

3.6 Numerical solution of equations

3.7 Vectors

3.8 Differential equations

3.9 Complex numbers

4 Mechanics Paper 4

4.1 Forces and equilibrium

4.2 Kinematics of motion in a straight line

4.3 Momentum

4.4 Newton’s laws of motion

4.5 Energy, work and power

5 Probability & Statistics 1 Paper 5

5.1 Representation of data

5.2 Permutations and combinations

5.3 Probability

5.4 Discrete random variables

5.5 The normal distribution

6 Probability & Statistics 2 Paper 6

6.1 The Poisson distribution

6.2 Linear combinations of random variables

6.3 Continuous random variables

6.4 Sampling and estimation

6.5 Hypothesis tests

The combination of these components can be made as follows:

• Pure Mathematics only (Paper 1 and Paper 2) or
• Pure Mathematics and Mechanics (Paper 1 and Paper 4) or
• Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics (Paper 1 and Paper 5).

However pure mathematics only is not considered as a route to full A level.

The students are supposed to take two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Pure Mathematics 1 1 hour 50 minutes

75 marks

10 to 12 structured questions based on the Pure Mathematics 1 subject content.

Pure Mathematics 2 1 hour 15 minutes

50 marks

6 to 8 structured questions based on the Pure Mathematics 2 subject content.

Pure Mathematics 3 1 hour 50 minutes

75 marks

9 to 11 structured questions based on the Pure Mathematics 3 subject content.

Mechanics 1 hour 15 minutes

50 marks

6 to 8 structured questions based on the Mechanics subject content.

Probability & Statistics 1 1 hour 15 minutes

50 marks

6 to 8 structured questions based on the Probability & Statistics 1 subject content.

Probability & Statistics 2 1 hour 15 minutes

50 marks

6 to 8 structured questions based on the Probability & Statistics 2 subject content.

Exam Dates

AS Mathematics (Pure Mathematics 1) 1h 50m AM                                                          Monday 18 October

AS Mathematics (Probability & Statistics 1) 1h 15m AM                                                   Wednesday 27 October

AS Mathematics (Pure Mathematics 2) 9709/22 1h 15m AM                                        Friday 29 October

AS Mathematics (Mechanics) 9709/42 1h 15m AM                                                           Friday 29 October

AL Mathematics (Pure Mathematics 3) 9709/32 1h 50m AM                                         Tuesday 02 November

AL Mathematics (Probability & Statistics 2) 9709/62 1h 15m AM                                Friday 29 October

Registration dates

For the November 2021 exam session 16 August is the final entry deadline.