AS/A level Mathematics resources
Transition to A level: Essential Skills
Our Essential Skills resources have been developed to support your students with the transition from GCSE to AS and A level Mathematics, and will be particularly useful during the autumn term. The Transition to A level Mathematics resources focus on developing six essential skills and explore how these are applied across a key topics in A level Mathematics. Included in each section are a skills check, a chance to ‘practise and explore’, and extension and enrichment ideas for further investigation. Printable versions of the resources for you to give to students with limited access to technology are available from the teacher notes page.
Transition to A level course
This free self-study online course is designed to ensure students experience a smooth transition from GCSE to A level Mathematics. It is particularly useful for them to use during the autumn term. The course focuses on the techniques and concepts from Higher Tier GCSE, which will be further developed at A level. It also gets students thinking about the key mathematical concepts that underpin A level Mathematics. Students can sign up for this course for free. Teachers in AMSP-registered schools can access this course using their school’s shared Integral account. If your school is not yet registered with the AMSP, you can do so now for free on the AMSP website.
If your school/college has registered with the AMSP, you will be able to access resources for the mechanics and statistics elements of A level Mathematics in Integral® using your registration account. New for 2020-21 is a suite of A level Mathematics videos for use by students as part of a blended learning approach or to support remote learning. Students can access the videos using the shared student account provided when schools and colleges register with the AMSP.
Learning at home
This collection of resources has been put together to help students with learning at home.
Where maths meets... the world of work!
These videos and activities are designed to use in class with your students. The activities all contain contextualised teaching points linked to careers and will help you to achieve Gatsby Benchmark 4 (linking careers to the curriculum). Some of the activities are written by employers and so are particularly authentic.
The Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) produced a wealth of resources to support the teaching and learning of A level Mathematics. They are available within the FMSP Resources Archive.
- A collection of A level Problem Solving Resources which includes material for use with both AS/A level Mathematics and AS/A level Further Mathematics students.
- Mechanics resources which include practical activities for Modelling with the Dynakar.
Schemes of work
MEI has produced some suggested schemes of work for teaching AS and A level Mathematics.
Using Desmos for the large data sets
These workbooks show how to use Desmos to investigate the large data sets:
- AQA: Using Desmos for the AQA large data set
- Edexcel: Using Desmos for the Edexcel large data set
- MEI: Using Desmos for the MEI large data set
- OCR: Using Desmos for the OCR large data set
Additional materials are available from:
- Underground Mathematics
- MEI/IET AS and A level mechanics practical videos
- The NRICH Mathematics Enrichment Project
- STEM Learning resource collection
- Mathcentre collection
The AMSP is developing materials to help you to promote AS and A level Mathematics to your students and their parents/carers.
We've developed a 30 minute presentation for students and parents/carers about the importance of studying maths post-GCSE. It outlines the options available, and provides compelling reasons for choosing to take an advanced maths qualification.