What will be in the AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1 and how long is it?

by Hayley Pearce | 4 June 2019

Key facts about AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1

When is it? Wednesday 5th June in the morning

How long is the exam? Two hours

How many marks are available? 100

Date and time of the AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1 exam

AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1 (7357/1) is on the morning of Wednesday 5th June 2019. Most exam centres will start the exam at 9.00am, but check with yours in advance as centres can start exams by up to 30 minutes earlier or later than this time. Most exam centres will tell you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the exam starts.

You will be assessed on any content from proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration and numerical methods.

AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1 is being talked about on The Student Room forums.

Official AQA advice for students sitting A-level Maths papers states: "Make sure you read the question properly… then read it again.

"We see lots of examples every year where students have done some accurate work but haven’t answered the question asked.

"If an answer is asked for in particular units, give your response in those units - otherwise you’ll lose out on marks.

"Similarly, if an answer must be to a number of decimal places or significant figures, make sure you give the answer in the requested format. In mechanics questions the number of significant figures is implied by the value given for g."

What to expect from AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1

The paper title is AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1 and the exam lasts for two hours.

There are 100 marks available in this paper, and it makes up a third of your AQA A-level Mathematics exam. AQA A-level Mathematics Papers 2 and 3 make up the other two-thirds of the exam.

AQA A-level Mathematics students can achieve grades A* to E.

Find out more about the linear A-level system.

Make sure you always know the structure of the paper you are sitting. Read the instructions on the paper thoroughly before you start.

There is a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Read each question carefully before you start to answer it. You should answer every question.

The marks for each question are shown in brackets – use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question.

Do all rough work in your answer book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked.

Remember to check your work if you have time at the end.

AQA has given us this advice on what you need to do in your A-level Maths exams.

What to bring with you to the AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1 exam

  • A black ink or black ball-point pen
  • A pencil for drawing
  • The AQA Formulae for A‑level Mathematics booklet
  • A graphical or scientific calculator
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TSR community advice for AQA A-level Mathematics Paper 1

For A-level Maths revision, TSR member LightningLorenzo says: “Maths is about practice papers and learning from them. Many people don't understand that you should go over the papers you've already done and make sure you revise your mistakes so you don't get them wrong again.”

And Anonymouspsych says, for checking mistakes during the exam: “I always made sure to consciously check my answers as I am doing each question to ensure I don't make stupid or silly mistakes. Redoing the question is something I would not recommend as it is simply wasting your time unless you have a **** ton of time to spare in the exam.”

A-level results day 2019

If you’re taking AS or A-level exams this year, results day is on Thursday, 15 August.

You will be able to collect your AS or A-level results any time after 6am on results day – the time they're released by the exam boards – as long as your school or college is open.

Go to our exam results homepage for more info.

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