What you'll learn
This specification provides an overview of the LRN International AS & A Level Mathematics. It is suitable for various users, including candidates, centres, administrators, employers, parents/guardians, teachers, and other educational staff, as well as examiners. The specification outlines the key features and administrative procedures required for this international qualification.
The LRN International AS & A Level Mathematics is designed to enable international candidates to demonstrate their ability in theoretical terms across a range of topics: Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, and Probability and Statistics.
Mode of Delivery
This qualification has been designed for delivery within centres. Centres will need to demonstrate to LRN, through the centre recognition processes, that they have the resources, facilities, and competence to deliver. Additionally, centres must show they meet LRN’s criteria, including the means, capability, capacity, and resources (including suitably qualified centre staff) for their chosen delivery method.
The LRN International AS & A Level Mathematics has been designed to accommodate the wide variation in candidates’ backgrounds, education levels, and career goals. Progression opportunities may take a variety of paths. Depending on the level of qualification achieved, it may be appropriate for the candidate to progress to:
– A similar Level 3 qualification in Mathematics;
– LRN Level 3 Diploma in Pre-U Foundation Studies;
– A higher level of any qualification – e.g., HNC/HND or Degree;
– Vocationally Related Qualifications.
Breakdown of Assessment Objectives
AO1 – Use and apply standard techniques:
– Select and correctly carry out routine procedures
– Accurately recall facts, terminology, and definitions
AO2 – Reason, interpret, and communicate mathematically:
– Construct rigorous mathematical arguments (including proofs)
– Make deductions and inferences
– Assess the validity of mathematical arguments
– Explain reasoning
– Use mathematical language and notation correctly
AO3 – Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts:
– Translate problems in mathematical and non-mathematical contexts into mathematical processes
– Interpret solutions to problems in their original context, and, where appropriate, evaluate their accuracy and limitations
– Translate situations in context into mathematical models
– Use mathematical models
– Evaluate the outcomes of modelling in context, recognize the limitations of models, and, where appropriate, explain how to refine them.
The assessment for this qualification consists of written exam papers, set and marked by the LRN.
Guided Learning Hours
The LRN International AS Level guided learning hours (GLH) are 180, and 360 guided learning hours are designated for the LRN International A Level. Please note the hours stated are indicative.
One entry per qualification is sufficient and will cover all the question papers, including certification.
Centres are advised to enroll private candidates only with prior agreement and confirmation from LRN.
The LRN International A Level will be graded on a six-point scale: A*, A, B, C, D, and E, while the LRN International AS Level will be graded on a five-point scale: A, B, C, D, and E. Candidates who fail to reach the minimum standard for grade E will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.
Exam series are in:
– January (results released in March)
– June (results released in August)
– November (results released in January)
Candidates can re-take each paper as often as they wish, within the shelf-life of the specification.