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Advanced Programme Mathematics

Secure your competitive edge and get a head start for university.

R6 670 per annum

4.61/5 (168 ratings)

3-year programme
Grade 10-12
Advantage Learn is a registered distance education provider for the Advanced Programmes with the IEB. Matric AP learners will be examined for certification via the Independent Examination Board.

Wondering whether AP Maths is right for you?

What is AP Maths?

Advanced Programme Mathematics (AP Maths) is offered by the IEB as a certified exam and is quality assured by Umalusi. The exam is written by learners in their Grade 12 final exams but the programme has been designed to be taught over three years from grades 10 to 12 in order to build the necessary foundation of knowledge in advance. Over the course of this programme, learners develop independence, critical thinking skills and an extended understanding of Mathematics, which builds a foundation for tertiary education. Read more in our brochure.

The key benefits of AP Maths

  • Become more comfortable with core mathematics and, thus, improve your results.
  • Get a head start on difficult university topics including calculus and algebra.
  • Improve your university application by standing out from other candidates.
  • Develop your independent study skills and critical thinking in preparation for university.
  • Open doors to international universities.

Who should take AP Maths?

  • Learners with a strong Core Maths competency level
  • Learners with an interest in Maths who want to extend themselves
  • Learners who want to better their Core Maths results by extending themselves
  • Learners who want to better prepare themselves for tertiary study
  • Learners who want to differentiate themselves when applying to universities
  • Learners who are looking to apply to international universities

The benefits of learning online

  • Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere
  • Learn from expertly-designed curriculum and video lessons
  • Revise concepts as much and as frequently as needed
  • Test your understanding though online quizzes and sample questions
  • Access live chat support from AP Maths educators to help you reach your learning goals
  • Track your learning through comprehensive reports and feedback from your educators

Learning AP Maths in a style that suits you

Online live lessons

Online live lessons are for learners who want a regular structure to learning AP Maths by attending weekly online live lessons.

  • Learners can engage and ask questions like they would in a classroom environment.
  • Attendance and progress are tracked in
    line with the live lesson programme.
  • Lessons are recorded and made
    available to all our AP Maths learners.
Self study video lessons

Self-study video lessons are for learners who want to take control of their learning timetable. We will prescribe weekly completion goals, but then our learners can choose when to study based on their timetable.

  • Studio-produced video lessons with a subject expert
  • Online live support and coaching
For schools

Advantage Learn has provided schools across South Africa with AP Maths. If your school is looking to outsource Advanced Programme Mathematics, you’re in good hands. We have school packages available and will be happy to engage with you around a bespoke package for your school. Learn more about our school packages.

Want to know more about AP Maths?

Course details

Term dates

Our AP maths programme works on a 2-semester calendar and covers 32 weeks. All lesson, tests and examinations are within both a 3-term and 4-term school calendar, enabling any learner to join with confidence that you will not be required to attend a lesson during your school holidays.

Due to the delay in the 2021 school calendars being confirmed our 2021 dates are not finalised

Semester 1 Semester 2
Dates* 27th January 2021 - 4th June 2021 (there will be a mid-semester break) 19th July 2021 - 27th October 2021 (there will be a mid-semester break)

*Academic calendar designed to accommodate both 3-term and 4-term schools.


AP maths fees are paid annually and cost the same for all grades 10 to 12. Learners commit to the programme each year and can pay upfront or split the payments over 6 months.

Upon successful application onto our AP programme, our finance team will contact you to discuss payments with you.

Payment plan Cost per year
Full price per annum R 6 670
6 months at R 1 167.25 (includes a 5% administration fee) R 1 167.25 per month


Like university degrees, the AP Maths curriculum is broken down into core modules and electives. The core modules are Calculus and Algebra, and learners choose one elective from the following three options: Finance and Modelling, Graph Theory and Matrices, or Statistics

Electives Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Statistics Yes Yes Yes
Graph theory and matrices Online live lessons only Available in 2022 Available in 2023
Finance and modelling Online live lessons only Available in 2022 Available in 2023

Online live lessons timetable per grade

The online live lessons are held weekly for each grade and in each lesson, learners will be guided by their AP Maths educator as well as a technical support team member. Before each lesson, learners will be given notes for their upcoming session to enable them to download and print them or have them available on their device before the lesson.

Online live lessons Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Day Monday Tuesday Thursday
Time 17:30 - 19:00 17:30 - 19:30 17:30 - 19:30

Self-study video lessons

Learners who choose to work through the programme via studio-produced video lessons will still be guided by an online coach. They will be given weekly completion goals but can structure their timetable however they wish.


Learners will be assessed termly to determine their understanding of the subject. In terms 1, the learners will be assessed via a multiple-choice test while in terms 2, 3 and 4, learners will be assessed via a written and invigilated examination. The exception to this is in grade 12 where all assessments are written and invigilated in preparation for their final exam in term 4 which is set and certified by the IEB.

AP Maths Includes

  • Our library of AP Maths studio-recorded video lessons for your grade
  • Recordings of the weekly online live lessons
  • Support from our team of AP Maths teachers via live chat
  • Termly assessments, reporting and feedback
  • End-of-year completion certificates

Learners can join Advantage Learn for AP Maths from the beginning of 2021 by successful application only.

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Lesson preview

Grade 10 online live lesson
Grade 10 self-study video lesson

Taught and designed by subject matter experts

Trish Pike HDE (PG)

Degree Major: Mathematics
Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Graduated: 1977

Teaching experience

  • Advantage Learn NBT, AP Maths and Maths Academy teacher since 2013.
  • Previously HOD of mathematics at Kearsney College, KZN.
  • Previously HOD of mathematics at Thomas More College, KZN.
  • AP Maths teacher since 1996.
  • Core Maths teacher since 1978.
  • First NBT preparation educator in South Africa.


I enjoyed the Grade 10 AP Math classes and Emily is a great teacher. Thanks, Sean Britz

- Karen Britz -

The Grade 11 AP Maths Online course proved an excellent choice for me, seeing as I had many extracurricular achievements. The videos are comprehensive and easy to understand and assistance is readily available for any issues one may encounter. Perhaps, in the future, I would recommend that online students be supplied with a physical/online 'textbook' of questions/problems per semester, similar to those that in-person students receive, because working off the digital worksheets per video/printing them out individually can be a bit of a hassle. Additionally, I would prefer if more higher level unseen questions were asked in the exams, in order to really expand one's thinking. That being said, I am happy with the amount of growth I have experienced with regards to my Mathematical and problem solving skills whilst completing this course and I eagerly await the challenges and growth that the Grade 12 course will bring.

- Colombe Obono Eyono -

AP Maths is wonderful. You get to learn new things plus it helps alot with Maths in school. AP is one of the best choices made.

- Khushi Patel -


- Tegan Short -

The teaching is excellent! However, I don't think the practice exams provided are not adequately prepare us for the IEB exam as more time is given for them and they're not as difficult.

- Laila Mahomed -

It was challenging becoming a senior with so much focus on my subjects like maths. My ap maths tutors made it a stress free transition supporting me all the way from grade 10 to Matric. I was able to achieve the best outcome in school maths as a result of doing ap maths with advantage learn. They are friendly and very helpful in the classroom and online.

- Carin Mathys -

It was a great teaching environment for me. The teacher was good, the lessons were taught at a steady pace to learn and was a good experience to be ready for grader 12 and university

- Aphiwe Mbonambi -

Excellent support


The lessons have been very helpful and have given me valuable insight. I would highly recommend AP maths to all students.

- Nina Relling -

The AP Math grade 10 course was really good. We were able to have lessons once a week but also have the online courses so that we could catch up if we were sick or not understanding a section we did. The people in charge are kind and helpful when you need go to them for help.

- Alex Good -

The course is well organised and exceptionally beneficial, not only in extending one’s knowledge of maths, but also with core maths. I would definitely recommend it.

- Amy Randelhoff -

Advantagelearn AP maths hels make challenging concepts simple to understand, with countless teaching videos and a team of tutors that answer any question you may ask.

- Jason Harris -

very helpful when you need any help at any time !


Super friendly and efficient staff- learning advanced maths has never been so easy!

- Shriyaa Sooklal -

Learning with Advantage Learn was great - I loved being able to watch videos at my own pace, and rewatch the videos for topics that I didn't understand. I enjoyed being able to contact Fabian for help at any time.

- Loren Saint -

I found this AP math course to be extremely beneficial. It allowed me to understand more deeply the fundamentals of mathematics and greatly benefited me in my NBTs. I would recommend it highly.

- Jonas Land -

A thorough course which significantly improved my AP Maths marks overall and encouraged my interest in the subject

- Jack Savage -

Loved the course. The teacher was amazing. Im looking forward to my grade 11 year.

- Daanyaal Ally -

I would recommend doing Ap maths regardless of whether you get 90 or 50 %, as it is not only good for university applications but also provides invaluable assisstance to understanding the maths core curriculum.

- Kirsten de Goede -

The course was most fascinating & excellently taught by that dear tutor Emily . Although it was at a higher level , I coped nicely . Asma Elias

- Asma Elias -

Excellent Lecturing. Course was excellent. Excellent Administration. Will recommend Advantage Learn to anyone. Thank you for all the assistance.

- Holisha Chetty -

AP maths has helped me advance my knowledge and skills in mathematics efficiently this year. It has introduced my new passion for maths and the lessons are always delightful to attend. The lessons are taught with excellent methods and at a steady pace. Taking AP was the best decision I could make and I can’t wait for the following years of AP.

- Kiara Govender -

I found AP maths very useful in my core maths at school and it was a really good experience. I was able to learn a lot more than I thought I would be able to take in, yet I managed pretty well with it this year.

- Sophia Brink -

AP math was much more enjoyable than I had originally thought. It helped a lot with school math, and I am really excited for grade 11 !

- Haleemah Harneker -

I learnt so many valuable math skills and tricks to use at school.

- Kian Garnham -

It was an absolutely fascinating course, challenging, but engaging. I would highly recommend this course to Maths students who seek a challenge in their Maths.

- Kiarin Naidoo -

It was a tough year but I survived. Thank you Trish.

- Aidan Desmond Pillay -

I found the Grade 11 AP maths course very beneficial and it definitely improved my school maths core marks.

- Rebecca Askew -

Great course

- Robert Dalais -

This course is a exceptional and helped me with learning maths in another way

- Masood Mehmood Bassa -

It was quite challenging but it's worth it

- Ntando Mpuqa -

I Absolutely loved the courses and can’t wait for next year!

- Jason Harris -

The course was great! It was challenging but well explained. The tutors were very helpful and supportive.

- Nirvana Panday -

This was a phenomenal opportunity to fine-tune the AP learning experience. Thank you


It was really helpful and understandable. I would recommend everyone who took maths core to try this out.

- Sharon kamina -

A great program with amazing teachers.

- Leilah Bhyat -

AP maths definitely improved my understanding of normal maths core at school.

- Sean Chater -

Very helpful, it helped with my core maths too

- Carin Van Staden -

Really enjoyed this course this year. I learnt how to think differently and apply myself to all situations (in math of course). It helped me hugely with my core math marks as well. Loved this course!

- Rachel Geldenhuys -

It was fun engaging in Maths in a different way to school.

- Arielle Jack -

It was okay could be better... Did help a lot with core maths. Teaching needs to be refined though otherwise very good.

- Yaaseen Hassim -

It is a great experience as you can get a one on one contact with the teacher, just as if you were in school.

- Njabulo Dlomo -

Although it was quite challenging for me this term AP math has really exposed me to the rudiment of analytical thinking

- Jesuferanmi Olorundare -

This course is definitely a must for any Matric student with the intention of doing AP maths. Special thanks need to be directed to our teacher, Mrs Pike, who would always go out of her way to ensure that each student understood every concept as we progressed through the syllabus. She really brought this subject to life for me, with the extenton questions and extra content she would challenge us with. Again, all Matrics of 2019 and beyond, you have to attend this course If you are doing AP maths. It is only for your benefit.

- Damien Stichelbout -

Definitely is beneficial and really does extend your maths ability

- Andrew Gace -

This course is very beneficial and helps even in normal school math. AP pushes to be the best. I really encourage it

- Aimee-Sera McLeod -

Trisha remained enthusiastic and entertaining for my entire 3 years and is probably the only reason I passed AP and aced my NBTs ( which I did thanks to her course)

- Matthew Visser -

This is a great course that will teach you everything about AP Maths. The online videos are of a great quality and they explain the subject matter thoroughly. I highly recommend this course of you are considering a mathematical degree after school.

- Francois Munnik -

Thoroughly enjoyed learning Ap-math with Advantage Learn. Always helpful at any time.

- Shaakirah Mayet -

My daughter has enrolled for the AP Maths from grade 10. She has now completed grade 11 and it has made a tremendous difference to her approach both mathematically and statistically as well as with problem solving. The teaching she has received is phenomenal and I would highly recommend it to students interested in pursuing science/commerce and engineering.

- Hajra -

Excellent Classes. Excellent Lecturer. Thank you so much for your dedication. Holisha Chetty Grade 11

- Holisha Chetty -

I’ve enjoyed AP maths.

- Ahmed Khan -

AP Maths is one of my best subjects! And that is significantly because of my teacher!

- Laila Mahomed -

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