MATSEC: Pure Mathematics Intermediate (PM-I)

This course is aimed at the preparation of candidates for the MATSEC intermediate pure mathematics examination. It offers a very useful overview of basic mathematical concepts.

Course Code


EQF Level*
(by examination)

Level 4

Course Duration**

2 years

Course Description

This course prepares students to sit for a three hour written examination offered by the MATSEC examination board.

Learning Objectives


One 3 hour paper

* 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
  • Matrices
  • Integral Calculus
  • Series and Sequences I
  • Enumeration and Probability