Useful resources for students self-studying AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics
These comprehensive resources cover the whole of A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, tailored to the AQA, Edexcel, OCR and MEI specifications.
Students can obtain login details from the maths department at their school or college, provided it has registered with the AMSP.
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Self-studying new topics, practicing, revising and extra challenge.Go to resource
This set of rich resources encourages explanation of the connections between mathematical topics and thinking in a variety of different ways about the same topic.
The topics are linked to the curricula for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
Developing mathematical thinking and making connections between topics.Go to resource
These activities focus on developing problem-solving skills, which are a key focus of A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
The resources are mapped to the curricula for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. There is additional support for students preparing for STEP, MAT or other advanced problem-solving examinations.
Developing problem-solving skills and applying maths in new contexts.Go to resource
An online magazine, which highlights practical applications of maths, including articles, puzzles, podcasts, videos and reviews. It’s great for students thinking of applying for maths or related degrees, or similar future study.
Wider reading about maths and learning more about how maths is applied in the world around us.Go to resource
Making Statistics Vital
Statistics tasks and activities, which include topics from A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
Not all topics will be applicable to all students so check which ones are relevant to the course being followed.
Developing problem-solving skills in statistical contexts.Go to resource
STEP Support Programme
An online programme to help develop advanced mathematical problem-solving skills and prepare for STEP exams.
Preparing for STEP examinations; also useful for trying some more challenging problems.Go to resource
Imperial College online courses
A series of self-paced courses for A level Mathematics:
- A level Mathematics for Year 12
- Course 1: Algebraic Methods, Graphs and Applied Mathematics Methods
- Course 2: Calculus, Newton’s Laws and Hypothesis Testing
- A level Mathematics for Year 13
- Course 1: Functions, Sequences and Series, and Numerical Methods
- Course 2: General Motion, Moments and Equilibrium, The Normal Distribution, Vectors, Differentiation Methods, Integration Methods and Differential Equations
These courses are designed for students aiming for an A* in A level Mathematics. They can also be helpful for anyone who wants to consolidate their knowledge of A level Mathematics.
Access is free, but you will need to set up an account. Then search for ‘A-level Mathematics’ to find the course you want to enrol on and select the ‘Audit This Course’ option.
Consolidating A level topics using more challenging material.Go to resource
AMSP Problem Solving Matters
This AMSP course is for Year 12 students from state-funded schools, academies and colleges who are interested in applying for places at Oxford University, Imperial College, Durham University and Warwick University to study Mathematics or for students who wish to improve their mathematical problem-solving skills in preparation for a university course.
Tuition and online support for students applying for one of the above courses in autumn 2020 for entry in the 2021-22 academic year.Go to resource
Risps, or ‘Rich Starting Points for A level Mathematics’, is a freely available collection of 40 open-ended investigative activities for A level Mathematics. These activities encourage deeper thinking about various areas of the curriculum including algebra, differentiation and trigonometry.
A similar set of resources is available for A level Further Mathematics.
Thinking more deeply about mathematical topics through investigation.Go to resource
Further Maths Videos
This collection of short videos support the content of AS/A level Further Mathematics. All are 5-10 minutes in length and are designed to introduce you to the key concepts. They are a good place to start before working through AS/A level Further Mathematics questions and activities.
Individual videos are provided for each of the four main AS/A level specifications (AQA, Edexcel, MEI and OCR).
Self-studying new topics, reinforcing understanding, revising.Go to resource