OCR GCSE Mathematics (J560)

The OCR specification supports mathematical progression for all students. It has been designed to encourage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to become confident in their abilities. OCR provides students with the relevant mathematical skills  and understanding to ensure they gain access to a full range of courses in their further and higher education.

OCR GCSE Maths Assessment

The assessment of the OCR GCSE Maths is based on 3 written papers that are outlined below.

OCR GCSE Mathematics (J560)

(Foundation J560/01)

This is a paper where a calculator can be used.

Paper 1 will count for 33% of the overall grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are 100 marks available.

OCR GCSE Mathematics (J560)

(Foundation J560/02)

This is a non-calculator paper.

Paper 2 will count for 33% of the overall grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are 100 marks available.

OCR GCSE Mathematics (J560)

(Foundation J560/03)

This is a paper where a calculator can be used.

Paper 3 will count for 33% of the overall grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are 100 marks available.

OCR GCSE Mathematics (J560)

(Higher J560/04)

This is a paper where a calculator can be used.

Paper 4 will count for 33% of the overall grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are 100 marks available.

OCR GCSE Mathematics (J560)

(Higher J560/05)

This is a non-calculator paper.

Paper 5 will count for 33% of the overall grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are 100 marks available.

OCR GCSE Mathematics (J560)

(Higher J560/06)

This is a paper where a calculator can be used.

Paper 6 will count for 33% of the overall grade and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.

There are 100 marks available.

Below are books specific to the OCR GCSE Maths syllabus to support your preparation and learning.

The following books have been selected to provide the best support for OCR GCSE Maths at Foundation Level (5-1)

The following books have been selected to provide the best support for OCR GCSE Maths at Higher Level (9-4)

Need an Exam Centre for Your OCR GCSE Exams?

Macclesfield Tutorial College is fully accredited with OCR and accepts applications from private candidates to sit GCSE examinations.

Visit the College website to find out more.