## AS and A Level Mathematics B MEI (NEW SPEC)

#### June 2018

#### Sample Assessment Materials

#### Specification

## Introduction to advanced mathematics

## Concepts for advanced mathematics

## Methods for advanced mathematics

## Applications of advanced mathematics (A)

## Applications of advanced mathematics (B)

## Statistics 1

## Statistics 2

## Statistics 3

## Statistics 4

## Numerical methods

## Numerical computation

## Differential equations

## Mechanics 1

## Mechanics 2

## Mechanics 3

## Mechanics 4

## Decision mathematics 1

## Decision mathematics 2

## Decision mathematics computation

**OCR MEI A Level Maths B Spec at a glance**

The OCR MEI A level maths specification is very challenging. The MEI A Level maths course has been renamed by OCR and is now simply called OCR MEI A Level Mathematics B Specification.

**Pure mathematics and mechanics (01)**

·100 marks

·2 hours

·36.4% of the qualification

·Component 01 assesses content from areas 1 and 2.Section A contains shorter questions with less reading and interpretation. Section B has longer questions with multi-step problems.

**Pure mathematics and statistics (02)**

·100 marks

·2 hours

·36.4%

·Component 02 assesses content from areas 1 and 3. Section A has shorter questions with less reading and interpretation whereas section B consists of longer questions that involve multi-step problem solving aspects. Some questions will be asked that are based on the data set which OCR MEI release. Students should study this data set in preparation for the questions that relate to it.

**Pure mathematics and comprehension (03) **

·75 marks

·2 hours

·27.3%

·Component 03 assesses content from area 1 with assumed understanding from areas 2 and 3.Section A is 60 marks and assess pure knowledge.Section B is 15 marks on a previously unseen comprehension passage based on the pure mathematics content of the entire MEI specification.

**Content Summary**

The following topics are what will be covered in each area of the OCR A Level maths specification B course.

Area 1: Pure mathematics

·Proof

·Algebra

·Functions

·Graphs

·Coordinate geometry

·Sequences and series

·Trigonometry

·Exponentials and logarithms

·Calculus

·Numerical methods

·Vectors

Area 2: Statistics

·Statistical sampling

·Data presentation and interpretation

·Probability

·Probability distributions

·Statistical hypothesis testing

Area 3: Mechanics

·Models and quantities

·Kinematics in one dimension

·Kinematics in two dimensions

·Projectiles

·Forces

·Newton’s laws of motion

·Rigid bodies