About this course

AS and A level maths online course overview

Gain a deeper understanding of mathematics by studying for your A level with King’s InterHigh. We teach in real-time, live classrooms and you can revisit lesson recordings at any time. Our team of expert teachers, and smaller class sizes, ensure you are supported every step of the way.

If you loved maths at GCSE, then taking the next step up to A Level can expand your knowledge and give you the skills you need for university and the world of work. Students who study A level maths often go on to study subjects such as physics, engineering and computer science at university, but the skills you learn are transferable to a huge range of career paths.

A level maths is all about problem solving and developing your analytical thinking, attributes which are often desired by universities and employers. Successful candidates in A level maths online gain a wide range of lifelong skills, including:

  • A deeper understanding of core mathematical principles
  • The further development of mathematical skills. These include the application of mathematics in the context of everyday situations and other subjects you may be studying
  • The ability to analyse problems logically, recognising when and how a situation may be represented mathematically
  • The use of mathematics as a means of communication
  • A solid foundation for further study

AS/ A level mathematics units in the scheme cover a range of topics to give you an insight into key areas of mathematics. Through your A level, you will study the following subject areas:

  • Pure mathematics (units P1, P2 and P3);
  • Mechanics (units M1 and M2);
  • Probability & statistics (units S1 and S2).

Prior learning

We recommend that candidates who are beginning this course should have previously completed an IGCSE level course in mathematics. This will ensure you have a good foundation knowledge, which we will build upon at the A levels stage.


A level maths online provides a suitable foundation for the study of mathematics or related courses in higher education.

In the October of year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform King’s InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October.

King’s InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here

Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:

  • Extra time of 25%*
  • Extra time up to 50%*
  • A reader*
  • A scribe*
  • Supervised rest breaks
  • Separate room
  • Use of a laptop
  • Enlarged print exam papers

*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an educational psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process.

The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.

There are no formal entry requirements for this subject.

However, if you’re looking to study this subject as one of four A levels, we strongly advise you only do so if you are predicted at least a grade 7 at GCSE / IGCSE in this subject or a relevant subject.

Key information
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AS and A Level
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Cambridge International Examinations
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1 year for AS level maths with an additional year for A level maths online
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Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum
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All exams will be supervised and sat at an examination hall local to you
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Pupils can choose A level maths and add other A levels for an added fee per subject, per year. Find out more.
About our fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.

Considering studying more than one subject with King’s InterHigh?

A Level Maths FAQs

You can study A Level maths online by joining a virtual school -all you need is an internet connection.

You can join your teachers and classmates in live lessons and have the flexibility of 24/7 access to lesson recordings and course materials. The A Level maths qualification is the same as the one you’d achieve at a physical school or college and includes the same exams.

You must study A Level maths with us if you wish to study A Level further maths. We also recommend you only study this subject if you’re predicted a grade 7 or higher in your GCSE or IGCSE for further maths or a similar subject.

When you study A Level maths, you’ll gain lifelong skills including:

  • Problem-solving
  • Data analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication

It’s a useful qualification if you’re interested in pursuing accounting, engineering, teaching and technology careers or apprenticeships.

Depending on the degree you want to study, you may need to have completed A Level maths. It’s usually a common requirement for subjects including:

  • Maths
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics

There are no formal requirements for studying A Level maths at King’s InterHigh.

However, we recommend you complete our IGCSE course in maths before studying this A Level. This will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge that you’ll build on in the A Level course.

Other education providers may have different requirements. This may include up to five GCSEs at grades 4 – 9, including English and maths.

A Level maths will help you improve your problem solving skills and develop your sense of analytical thinking. These are traits often valued highly by universities and employers. Other skills you’ll gain also include:

  • A better understanding of the core principles of maths
  • Knowledge of how to apply maths in everyday scenarios, and other subjects you may want to study
  • Logical thinking, with the ability to see how to interpret a situation mathematically
  • How to communicate using maths

All of this provides a solid foundation for further study.

There are five exam papers in total. These are usually taken during May or June, towards the end of the academic year.

If you’re studying with us, we’ll send an email to your parents in the October beforehand, asking them which exams you intend to take and where you want to take them. They must let us know if you need help finding an exam centre by the middle of October.

Once you’ve found a centre, it’s up to you to register with them and pay any fees they demand.

A Level maths is naturally more challenging than the GCSE. This is due to the fact that more independent learning is required, and the overall content of the course is more complex. However, with the right attitude and practice, you have the potential to perform well. Our tutors are available to help whenever possible, too.