A-Level Revision

Mathematical concepts at AS and A-level can be incredibly daunting, and there are a vast range of formulas, theories, proofs, problems (the list goes on) to learn. You also need to become familiar with different types of maths, which you may not have come across before. We can help you with all aspects of your maths at AS and A2, whether you are studying pure maths, statistics, mechanics, decision or further maths.

We have put this revision page together, to help you identify areas you need help with. Maybe you need an extra boost across all topics, or perhaps your problem areas are more specific. Our specially designed A-Level revision course means you can receive a completely personalised form of maths tuition, with a strong exam focus.

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Pure core maths

(C1, C2, C3, C4)

These are the units that will make up the majority of your maths A-Level. The first two units, C1 and C2, often count for 2/3rds of your AS Level, whilst C3 and C4 are completed in the A2 year. Typically, all four units are taken on a 2 year course, so you will need to be familiar with all the topics listed below.

Pure core maths
  • Algebra and functions
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Numerical methods
  • Vectors


(S1, S2, S3, S4)

It is likely that you have to take a statistics unit in addition to the pure maths units, to make up the remainder of your AS or A2. We cover a range of statistics topics for all four units, including those listed below.

  • Probability
  • Binomial distribution
  • Normal distribution
  • Discrete random variables
  • Poisson distribution
  • Continuous random variables
  • Continuous distributions
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Chi-squared
  • Linear combinations of random variables
  • Representation and summary of data
  • Correlation and regression
  • Estimation, confidence intervals and tests
  • Goodness of fit and contingency tables
  • Estimators


(M1, M2, M3, M4, M5)

Mechanics is applied maths that relates to a lot of physical problems, and may overlap with a lot of topics learnt on the physics A-Level course. This can be one of the toughest forms of maths to learn.

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Kinematics
  • Statics and forces
  • Momentum
  • Newton’s Law of mass
  • Projectiles
  • Moments
  • Centres of mass
  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Work and energy
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Collisions
  • Moments of inertia
  • Vectors
  • Dynamics of a particle
  • Statics of a particle
  • Elastic strings and springs
  • Stability
  • Harmonic motion

Decision maths

(D1, D2)

Are you doing a decision maths unit? If so, you may have to make yourself familiar with a different style of mathematical concepts, which can be difficult to get to grips with. Whilst there are only two units to choose from at A-Level, there are a lot of topics to cover.

Decision maths
  • Algorithms
  • Graphs and networks
  • Spanning tree problems
  • Matchings
  • Route inspection problem
  • Travelling salesperson problem
  • Linear programming
  • Critical path analysis
  • Allocation
  • Dynamic programming
  • Flows in networks
  • Game theory

Do you have problems grasping any of these topics?

We can help, with our range of expert tutors and our special A-Level revision course.

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