A Level Mathematics and Statistics Distance Learning CourseAL618

This A level course builds on work covered in GCSE Maths at Higher Level, so you need to be familiar with all the mathematics at this level, and your skills should be at least up to GCSE Grade B standard.  If you have not studied maths for some time, it would be advisable to brush up your skills by revising some of the Higher Level GCSE topics.  One way to do this is on the BBC website “GCSE Bitesize” which provides an interactive revision programme.

This course is self-contained; you can learn everything you need by working through the materials provided.  But if you want to read the same content elsewhere, the best resource is the series of books written especially for the AQA Specification.  These are published by Oxford University Press, and the series title is "Advanced Maths for AQA".  The books relevant to this course are:

Core Maths C1 + C2, Core Maths C3 + C4, Statistics S1 and Statistics S2. 

Read on to find out more about our A Level Mathematics distance learning course and how you can learn with our amazing materials and online support.

Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Home Study Entry Requirements


Basic English reading and writing skills are required. We recommend you have general skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE course or equivalent.

At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Recommended Hours of Study


It is recommended that 200 hours of your time should be allocated towards study for the AS and A2 examinations.

Distance Learning Course Contents


A Level Mathematics consists of AS Level and A2 Level

AS Level:

Students will be required to demonstrate construction and presentation of mathematical arguments through appropriate use of logical deduction and precise statements involving correct use of symbols and appropriate connecting language, and, correct understanding and use of mathematical language and grammar

Pure Core 1

Co-ordinate Geometry

Quadratic functions



Pure Core 2

Studentss will be expected to be familiar with the knowledge, skills and understanding implicit in the module Core 1.

Algebra and Functions

Sequences and Series


Exponentials and logarithms



Statistics 1

Statistical Measures


Discrete Random Variables

Normal Distribution


A2 Level:

Pure Core 3

Students will be expected to be familiar with the knowledge, skills and understanding implicit in the modules Core 1 and Core 2.

Algebra and Functions


Exponentials and Logarithms



Numerical Methods

Pure Core 4

Students will be expected to be familiar with the knowledge, skills and understanding implicit in the modules Core 1, Core 2 and Core 3.

Algebra and Functions

Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane

Sequences and Series


Exponentials and Logarithms

Differentiation and Integration


Statistics 2

Students will be expected to be familiar with the knowledge, skills and understanding implicit in the modules Core 1, Core 2, Core 3, Core 4 and Statistics 1.

Poisson distribution

Continuous random variables

The t-distribution

Hypothesis Testing

Chi-squared tests

AS Level + A2 Level = A Level in Mathematics and Statistics 

Easy Payment Plan


Full price is £395

6 Monthly Istalments of £65.83

The first instalment is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

For postage costs click here: Postage & Packaging

Call us on 0800 074 1222 if you would like to set up a payment plan




AS +A2 = A level in Mathematics and Statistics.
Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Language of Examination



Examination Centre


You can find a full list of private candidate centres here: AQA Private Candidate Centres

Start Learning will provide you with a list of examination centres but it is entirely your responsibility to find a centre which will accept you as an external candidate.
In some cases you should be prepared to travel to another town or city to take your exams.

Start Learning provides expertise support and advice for students in their studies through their comprehensive course packs and tutoring system. However, we do stress that it is the student’s responsibility to find a centre to register and take their exams with. We are aware that sometimes this is difficult or even impossible to arrange.

Now we have come to an arrangement with a centrally located centre where Start Learning students will be able to take their exams. It is the English Maths Science Tuition & Educational Centre, located in Birmingham, right in the centre of England.

We realise this may still involve a good deal of travelling for some students but the long-term benefits of being able to gain A Levels far outweigh the short-term  expense and inconvenience.

For further information, please go to:

or: English Maths Science Tuition Centre Ltd.
40 Showell Green lane
B11 4JP
United Kingdom

Tel: 0121-771-1298 

The contract for sitting exams is between you and the centre and we will provide you with comprehensive instructions on when and how to deal with the examination centre.

Summary of Examinations


AS Level:

Each Module has 1Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes.  

This represents 33% of the Total AS marks, 16% of the Total A Level marks

A2 Level:

Each Module has 1 Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes.

This represents 33% of the Total A2 marks, 16% of the Total A Level marks

No calculator is allowed in the examination for Module 1.

A graphics calculator may be used, and is highly recommended, for the other five modules.


Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
Basic English reading and writing skills are required.  We recommend you have general skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE course or equivalent.

Q: Do I have to sit an exam?
A: Yes, to gain your full A Level Qualification, you are required to sit an exam.  Exams are held at test centres which can be found in major towns and cities throughout the UK.  Please contact Start Learning for a list of test centres.  Exams can be taken in January and June, please visit the AQA website for further details and exam timetables.   

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
The personal tutor service is available for 18 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 18 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: How much are exam fees?
These vary from centre to centre so please check with your local centre.

Q: Is this A Level Mathematics course paper based or on-line?
Our A Level Mathematics course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: I want to take my exams but there are only a few months to study, is this possible?
A: Depending on the time of year, it is sometimes impossible to complete your studies in a short space of time as your work has to be marked and checked. More importantly the examination boards have cut off times which are not flexible. See the AQA website for further information.

Q: Will I receive UCAS points on completion of this course?
A: Yes all of our A Levels carry UCAS points. The number of points awarded will depend on the grade you achieve.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A: If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: info@start-learning.co.uk or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.