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Mathematics and Related Subjects GCE A/AS

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The WJEC GCE Mathematics specification is proving increasingly popular with centres, within both Wales and England. The GCE specification has a six unit structure. Thirteen different units are offered covering Pure Mathematics, Further Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

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Withdrawal of new Eduqas GCE AS/A level Mathematics (England only)

It is with much regret that the development work for reformed GCE AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics for schools and colleges in England has been discontinued. We appreciate that this is disappointing news and we are extremely grateful for the support received from the teaching community during the development process. ​The existing WJEC GCE AS/A level Mathematics specification will continue to run until final certification in summer 2018 with re-sit opportunities in 2019. further information is available in the latest GCE AS/A level Maths email update.


AS qualifications with the following titles are available as an appropriate combination of 3 units.

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics

A level qualifications with the following titles are available as an appropriate combination of units.

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics

Full details of the allowed combinations of units are contained in the specification.

From summer 2010, an A* will be available in A-level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics and A level Pure Mathematics. Candidates will need to obtain at least 480 UMS in total, and:

  • in A-level Mathematics, a total of at least 180 UMS in C3 and C4
  • in A-level Further Mathematics, a total of at least 270 UMS in the best three of M2, M3, S2, S3, FP2 and FP3 used in the award of A-level Further Mathematics
  • in A-level Pure Mathematics, a total of at least 270 UMS in C4, FP1 and FP2.


Face-to-face continuing professional development is limited to internal assessment standardising in relevant subjects in the coming academic year. Examination review will be provided online; a presentation giving details of this provision is now available on the website.


  • Please follow this link to obtain the Raw / UMS Grade Boundaries.
    Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks.
  • Past papers and marking schemes are available free of charge to teaching staff on our Secure Website.
  • An electronic copy of the Formula Booklet required for the GCE A/AS Mathematics examinations is available for download here. Alternatively, for hard copies please contact Rhian Williams (see details below).

For further information, contact:

John Williams - Mathematics Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5310
E-mail: john.williams@wjec.co.uk

Sophie Gibbs - Mathematics Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5199
E-mail: sophie.gibbs@wjec.co.uk

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GCE Mathematics M1-M3 & S1-S3 Examiners' Report Summer 2015

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2015 Principal Examiners' Report, providing feedback on the Summer 2015 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.

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