MATSEC: Pure Mathematics A-Level (PM-A)

This course is aimed at the preparation of candidates for the MATSEC advanced pure mathematics examination. It is one of the most intensive courses in mathematics at this level.

Course Code


EQF Level*
(by examination)

Level 4

Course Duration**

2 years

Course Description

This course prepares students to sit for a two-part written examination offered by the MATSEC examination board.

Learning Objectives


2 papers, 3 hours each

* For information about EQF levels, click here.

** In practise, course durations vary, depending on the background and mathematical proficiency of the student. Furthermore, students may choose not to carry out a course in its entirety; for example, a student may wish to cover only second year topics, or perhaps undergo a crash-course.

Year I

Year II

  • Introduction to Sets and Logic
  • Surds, The Quadratic Equation, Logarithms
  • Polynomials, Partial Fractions, Remainder and Factor Theorems, The Binomial
  • Classical Geometry, Circles
  • Functions and Inequalities
  • Differential Calculus I
  • Trigonometry
  • Differential Calculus II
  • Integral Calculus
  • Series and Sequences I
  • Enumeration and Probability
  • Series II
  • Matrices I
  • Vectors
  • Matrices II
  • Complex Numbers I
  • Curve Sketching
  • Induction
  • Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Further Applications of Integration
  • Polar Coordinates
  • Complex Numbers II
  • Conic Sections