## CAIE AS and A Level Maths Assessment 2018 / 2019 (9709)

The assessment of the CAIE A Level Maths is based on *options *from 7 written papers that are outlined below.

Students must take 2 units for the AS Level qualification or 4 units for the full A Level qualification.

*Three units are Pure Mathematics papers (P1, P2 and P3)*

*Two units are Mechanics papers (M1 and M2)*

*Two units are Probability and Statistics papers (S1 and S2)*

The following table highlights which units are compulsory and which combinations of optional units are available.

Certification title | Compulsory units | Optional units |
---|---|---|

Cambridge International AS Level Mathematics | Paper 1 (60%) | Paper 3 (40%) or Paper 4 (40%) |

Cambridge International A Level Mathematics | Paper 1 (30%) and Paper 2 (30%) and Paper 3 (20%) and Paper 4 (20%) |

The following combinations of units are possible:

**CAIE AS Level: **

P1 and P2

P1 and M1

P1 and S1

**CAIE A Level**

P1, P3, M1 and S1

P1, P3, M1 and M2

P1, P3, S1 and S2

**P1 for AS Level**

Paper 1 will count for** 60%** of the overall AS Level grade and will be 1 hour 45 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 75 marks made up from around 10 longer and shorter questions.

**P1 for A Level**

For A Level, Paper 1 will count for** 30%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour 45 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 75 marks made up from around 10 longer and shorter questions.

**P2 for AS Level**

Paper 2 will count for** 40%** of the overall AS Level grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 7 longer and shorter questions.

**P3 for A Level**

Paper 3 will count for** 30%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour 45 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 75 marks made up from around 10 longer and shorter questions.

**M1 for AS Level**

Paper 4 will count for** 40%** of the overall AS Level grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 7 longer and shorter questions.

**M1 at A Level**

Paper 4 will count for** 20%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 7 longer and shorter questions.

**M2 for A Level**

Paper 5 will count for** 20%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 7 longer and shorter questions.

**S1 for AS Level**

Paper 6 will count for** 40%** of the overall AS Level grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 7 longer and shorter questions.

**S1 at A Level**

Paper 6 will count for** 20%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 7 longer and shorter questions.

**S2 for A Level**

Paper 7 will count for** 20%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 7 longer and shorter questions.

For the full CAIE A Level qualification students can take the examination papers for all four units in one session, or students can take *two *of them (P1 and M1 or P1 and S1) during an earlier examination series for an AS qualification and then take the further 2 units later.

Students *should not *be taking P2 if they intend to do the full A Level qualification, as the AS Level combination of units P1 and P2 cannot be used as the first half of the full A Level qualification.

## CAIE AS and A Level Maths Books

## CAIE A Level and AS Maths Assessment 2020 - 2022

Students are advised that from 2020, Cambridge Assessment International AS and A Level Mathematics will have new routes, as follows:

**AS Level: **

*The Cambridge Assessment International AS Level Mathematics qualification offers three different options:*

Pure Mathematics Only

*or*

Pure Mathematics and Mechanics

*or*

Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics

**A Level:**

*The Cambridge Assessment International A Level Mathematics qualification offers two different options:*

Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Probability & Statistics

*or*

Pure Mathematics and Probability and Statistics only

Please visit Cambridge Maths 2020 – 2022 for updates as to the future specification.

The following publications will support the newer specification and are available from march 2018: