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

#### June 2018

#### Sample Assessment materials

#### Specification

## Core 1 (Old Specification)

## Core 2 (Old Specification)

## Core 3 (Old Specification)

## Core 4 (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 1 (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 2 (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 3 (Old Specification)

## Mechanics 4 (Old Specification)

## Probability and Statistics 1 (Old Specification)

## Probability and Statistics 2 (Old Specification)

## Probability and Statistics 3 (Old Specification)

## Probability and Statistics 4 (Old Specification)

## Decision Mathematics 1 (Old Specification)

## Decision Mathematics 2 (Old Specification)

OCR A Level Maths Spec at a glance

The OCR A level maths specification is challenging. The exam structure and content for each exam is detailed below.

**Paper 1 – Pure mathematics (01)**

Exam Structure

·100 marks

·2 hours

·33⅓% of the total qualification

·Paper 1 gets more difficult as you work through the paper.

**Pure mathematics and statistics (02)**

·100 marks

·2 hours

·33⅓% of the total qualification

·The assessment is structured in two sections of approximately 50 marks each: pure mathematics and statistics. The sections get more difficult as you progress through them with a range of different question types.

**Pure mathematics and mechanics (03)**

·100 marks

·2 hours

·33⅓% of the total qualification.

·The assessment is structured in two sections of approximately 50 marks each: pure mathematics and mechanics. The sections get more difficult as you progress through them with a range of different question types.

**Content Summary: **

The following briefly describes the key themes within the OCR A Level maths specification.

·Mathematical argument, language and proof

·Mathematical problem solving

·Mathematical modelling.

·Subject content

·Pure mathematics

·Proof

·Algebra and functions

·Coordinate geometry in the x-y plane

·Sequences and series

·Trigonometry

·Exponentials and logarithms

·Differentiation

·Integration

·Numerical methods

·Vectors

·Statistics

·Statistical sampling

·Data presentation and interpretation

·Probability

·Statistical distributions

·Statistical hypothesis testing

·Mechanics

·Quantities and units in mechanics

·Kinematics

·Forces and Newton’s laws

·Moments