A Level Maths OCR Past Papers

You have found the OCR A Level Maths past exam papers. On this page you will see the full list of past papers as well as the OCR 2017 A Level Maths specimen papers which are relevant to the new course starting in 2017 with exams in 2019.

AS and A Level OCR Mathematics A (NEW SPEC)

AS and A Level OCR Mathematics (RESIT ONLY)

Core 1 (Old Specification)

Core 2 (Old Specification)

AS and A Level OCR Mathematics (RESIT ONLY)

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