A-Level

Past Papers


A Level Maths past papers are available for all exam boards - Edexcel, AQA, OCR, MEI, Cambridge (CIE / CAIE) and WJEC. There was a syllabus change in 2017 and all papers from 2018 are for the latest syllabus. The content covered in an A Level course is now similar across all the main UK exam boards AQA, Edexcel, OCR and OCR MEI. All older legacy papers (pre-2017) are also available below.

The most common A Level exam boards in order of difficulty from least to greatest are as follows: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, OCR MEI and Cambridge

Edexcel is the most common exam board taken. AS year 1 and A Level year 2 each consist of Pure, Mechanics and Statistics. AS has 2 papers (pure and statistics/mechanics) each lasting 2 hours and out of 80 marks. A Level has 3 papers (pure 1, pure 2 and statistics/mechanics) each lasting 2 hours and out of 100 marks. The Further AS and A Level Maths subjects consist of Core Pure 1 and 2, FP1, FP2, FS1, FS2, FM1, FM2, D1 and D2. AS Further students must take 2 papers, whereas A Level Further students must take 4 papers.

For Edexcel Further Maths, most schools only offer Core Pure 1, Core Pure 2, FS1, FM1 and FM2. Only specialist schools offer FP1, FP2 and FS2. FP1 and FP2 offer topics such a groups and number theory which is taught at university. Decision maths is mainly for students who want to goand study computer science at university.

The paper setup for Edexcel AS and Edexcel A Level is fixed and as follows:

Further Edexcel Maths students must take Core Pure 1 in year 1 and Core Pure 2 in year 2. They have an option for their other subjects. The most commonly chosen setup is:

  • Edexcel Further AS Level Year 1 : Core Pure 1, Further Pure 1, Further Statistics 1, Further Mechanics 1
  • Edexcel Further A Level Year 2 : Core Pure 2, Further Pure 2, Further Statistics 2, Further Mechanics 2

Click the relevant folder below for further explanations of each exam board and exam.

Percentage-wise grade boundaries should be:

  • A* 90%-100%

  • A 80%-89%

  • B 70% 79%

  • C 60%-69%

  • D 50%-59%

  • E 40%-49%

  • U 0%-39%

A Level Maths grade boundaries vary greatly dependent on how students did for that particular year and have been very low recently.

Note: Students cannot get an A* for an AS, only for an A Level.

A Level Maths 2020 , 2021 and 2022 Past Papers are available below.

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