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We are delighted to tell you about some changes to Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics.
To make sure that all of our mathematics syllabuses reflect current educational and assessment thinking, we have worked with teachers, subject expert panels and universities around the world to update our full mathematics suite. We have also reviewed best practice in terms of pre-university curricula and assessment.
The revised Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics syllabus builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. Learners will develop a set of transferable skills including working with mathematical information and the ability to think logically and independently. They will learn to consider accuracy, model situations mathematically, analyse results and reflect on findings. These skills can be applied across a wide range of subjects so that learners are well equipped for higher education or employment.
The key concepts for Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics are:
Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics is for students who need a foundation in mathematics before progressing to higher education or employment. Depending on local university entrance requirements, students may be able to use this qualification to progress directly to university courses in mathematics or related subjects. It is also suitable as part of a course of general education.
This syllabus provides a foundation for high ability students who wish to study Cambridge International AS & A Level Further Mathematics (9231) and progress to study mathematics or related courses at university.
To make sure this qualification suits learners entering a broad range of international university programmes, we have made significant changes to the syllabus by updating, reorganising and removing some of the subject content.
This syllabus is available for teaching from September 2018 and examination in June and November 2020, 2021 and 2022. It will also be available for examination in India only in March 2020, 2021 and 2022.
The current syllabus, including the Mechanics 2 component, is available to learners taking the syllabus until the November 2019 exam series. The revised syllabus will be first assessed in 2020 and Mechanics 2 is no longer available. Learners taking Cambridge International AS Level components from the current syllabus in 2019 can carry forward their marks to achieve the full Cambridge International A Level with the revised syllabus in 2020.
We are developing a comprehensive support package to help you deliver the new Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics syllabus including teaching and exam preparation resources. The resources will be available in March 2018 in time for first teaching and can be accessed through the Teacher Support site.
A range of text books prepared by our Core Team Publishers will be available prior to first teaching.
See our events and training calendar for courses to support those teaching this syllabus.
Learn more: see the Syllabus Changes document or visit the Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics page to view the full syllabus.