## OCR AS Level Further Mathematics H235 & H245.

The assessment of the OCR AS Level Further Maths is based on 2 written papers that are outlined below. Content will vary depending on options taken by the Student.

These overarching themes are applied across the content:

- Mathematical argument, language and proof
- Mathematical problem solving
- Mathematical modelling

AS Further Mathematics Pure core 1 (Y531)

Paper 1 is a mandatory paper and will count for 33.33% of the overall AS grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration.

There are a possible maximum of 75 marks from assessment of content from pure core and all of the overarching themes.

AS Further Mathematics Paper 2 (Option)

Students must take Paper One and any *two* of the following optional papers to be awarded the AS Level. * (Please note, students may take more than two optional papers to increase the breadth of their course. The combination of papers that results in the best grade will be used.)*

Options are as follows:

Statistics (Y532), Mechanics (Y533), Discrete mathematics (Y534), Additional pure mathematics (Y535).

Each option within Paper 2 will count for 33.33% of the overall AS grade and will be 1 hour 15 minutes in duration.

There are a possible maximum of 60 marks assessing the 2 optional contents chosen along with all of the overarching themes.

## OCR Year 1 and AS Level Further Maths Books

## OCR A Level Further Mathematics

The assessment of the A Level Further Maths is based on 3 written papers that are outlined below. Content will vary depending on options taken by the Student.

These overarching themes are applied across the content:

- Mathematical argument, language and proof
- Mathematical problem solving
- Mathematical modelling

A Level Further Mathematics Pure core 1 (Y540)

Paper 1 is mandatory and will count for 25% of the overall AS grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are a possible maximum of 75 marks from assessment of content from pure core and all of the overarching themes.

## OCR A Level Further Maths Books

A Level Further Mathematics Pure core 2 (Y541)

Paper 2 is mandatory and will count for 25% of the overall AS grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are a possible maximum of 75 marks from assessment of content from pure core and all of the overarching themes.

A Level Further Mathematics Paper 3 (Option)

Students must take Papers One and Two and any *two* of the following optional papers to be awarded the A Level. * (Please note, students may take more than two optional papers to increase the breadth of their course. The combination of papers that results in the best grade will be used.)*

Options are as follows:

Statistics (Y542), Mechanics (Y543), Discrete mathematics (Y544), Additional pure mathematics (Y545).

Each option within Paper 3 will count for 25% of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are a possible maximum of 75 marks assessing the 2 optional contents chosen along with all of the overarching themes.

## OCR A Level Further Mathematics B (MEI) (H645)

The assessment of the A Level Further Maths B (MEI) (H645) will be available from 2019.

Examinations are based on varying options of 3 written papers. Content will vary according to options chosen by the Student.

Content will be as follows:

**1.Core Pure content**

**2. Major options**

• Mechanics Major (Y421)

• Statistics Major (Y422)

**3. Minor options**

• Mechanics Minor (Y431)

• Statistics Minor (Y432)

• Modelling with Algorithms (Y433)

• Numerical Methods (Y434)

• Extra Pure (Y435)

• Further Pure with Technology (Y436)

## To gain OCR’s A Level in Further Mathematics B (MEI) students will be required to take one of three routes: Route A, B or C.

Route A: Students are required to take the compulsory Core Pure and Mechanics Major papers along with one further optional minor paper (this paper must not be Mechanics Minor).

Route B: For route B candidates must sit 2 compulsory papers: Mandatory Core Pure and Statistics Major. They must also take one optional minor paper *which cannot be the Statistics Minor paper.*

Route C: Here, students sit the mandatory Core Pure paper examination, alongside three more minor optional papers.

## Assessment overview

Core Pure (Y420)

Mandatory to all – this paper’s duration is 2 hours and 49 minutes. It carries 144 raw marks (180 scaled) and is 50% of the full A Level.

The **Major Option **holds 120 raw marks (120 scaled) and lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes. It has a weighting of 33 1/3% of the overall A Level.

The **Minor Option **carries 60 raw marks (60 scaled) and is 1 hour 15 mins (or 1 hour 45 minutes for paper Y436). This is the final 16 2/3% of the overall A Level.