What Is The Pass Rate For A Level Maths?

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The pass rate is an important statistic for many people who are considering taking the A level exam. With the A level maths exam, you need to get a C or above in order to pass. The pass rate will tell you what percentage of test takers have been successful on the exam in any given year, which can help you decide if it’s worth your time to take this exam!

There are many factors involved when deciding whether you should take A level Maths including where your interests lie and what opportunities are available for future careers.

A level maths is a challenging subject. It requires hard work and dedication to achieve top grades, the rewards for passing can be significant and lead to many successful careers. These include CFA Charter Holder, Accountant, Engineer and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

The most important thing you can do during the year is to keep up with your revision schedule and remember to stay organised! This will allow you to feel confident in your knowledge of the material before taking exams at the end of each module.

The level of difficulty in this exam varies depending on which subject you are taking, but all exams require students to be able to identify and use algebraic variables, perform calculations using various methods, and apply their knowledge of geometry.

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What is the pass rate?

The past rate is for A level maths is on average 79.5% in the last three years. The entry for mathematics continued to rise this year, with further increases in the number of A* grades awarded, which is an extremely encouraging sign. This is compared to previous years where numbers have been stable or decreasing slightly. Maths entries rose to 104,858 this year compared with 101,390 in 2020 and 98,695 in 2019. We are expected to see an increase again. This year also marked a new first with girls overtaking boys with 28% for A and A* results.

The results for grade B has increased in the past three years from 24.2% to 26.1% showing that people are getting better as the years go on. This may be due to the use of technology for revision and new teaching methods.

The pass rate is an important statistic but it’s more complex than just a number! To summarise historically the past rate rises each year for A level maths, with both boys and girls performing better every time they do the test, statistically giving you a better chance of passing. 79.5% of people who took part in 2020 achieved a grade C or above so you have some good chances to get through if you work hard enough, which of course you will!

At the moment there isn’t any data yet on what grades students got when doing their A level exams earlier this summer however we expect that numbers might be lower due to record levels being reached last year causing more competition between those taking these tests. Online learning may be the cause or is it just the new norm that students will have. to adjust to?

If you are in year 13 and are preparing for your exams this summer, then for some extra tips on exam technique and how to answer questions correctly we offer intense A Level Maths Revision courses that take place during half term holidays. During the current situation these courses are online and take place via Google Meet. If you are looking to attend then please do contact us as places are limited. 

If you, or your parents would like to find out more, please just get in touch via email at info@exam.tips or call us on 0800 689 1272.