# A-level Mathematics/OCR

This is a book about AS (advanced subsidiary) and A (advanced) level Mathematics. It aims to fit in with the OCR New GCE A-level Mathematics syllabus but is not endorsed by OCR. It should be useful as a revision guide or to find alternative explanations to the ones in your textbook. It assumes you have already done GCSE Mathematics. While it is aimed at people studying A-levels, it may be of interest to others in general. More information about A-levels can be obtained from the A-level article in Wikipedia.

## Course structure

edit### Current structure

edit#### Mathematics

editThe OCR AS and A-Level Mathematics syllabus is focused on pure mathematics in addition to applications in statistics and mechanics. The current structure uses a linear exam system, meaning students must take all required exams in the same session, at the end of their course.

- To be awarded an AS-level qualification in Mathematics, it is required that a student takes two papers; one covers Pure Mathematics and Statistics, and the other features Pure Mathematics and Mechanics.
- To be awarded an A-level qualification in Mathematics, it is required that a student takes three papers; one covers Pure Mathematics and Statistics, one covers Pure Mathematics and Mechanics, and one consisting of only Pure Mathematics. One of these papers in the OCR B (MEI) specification also features a comprehension section.

### Legacy structure

edit#### Mathematics

edit- To be awarded an AS-level qualification in Mathematics, it is required that a student takes 3 modules. These must be C1, C2 and any one of the applied modules.
- To be awarded an A-level qualification in Mathematics, it is required that a student takes 6 modules. These must be C1, C2, C3, C4 and any two of the applied modules.

#### Further Mathematics

edit- To be awarded an AS-level qualification in Further Mathematics, it is required that a student takes 3 modules. These must be FP1 and any two of the applied modules.
- To be awarded an A-level qualification in Further Mathematics, it is required that a student take 6 modules. These must be FP1, either FP2 or FP3, and any four other modules.

A module may only be taken as part of a Mathematics **or** a Further Mathematics course. A student must therefore take 6 unique modules to be awarded an AS-level qualification in Further Mathematics. These 6 modules must be C1, C2, FP1 and any three of the applied modules. A student must take 12 unique modules to receive an A-level qualification in Further Mathematics. You must take all the core modules and FP1. Then you have a choice of taking either FP2 *or* FP3 with any 6 applied modules or FP2 *and* FP3 with any 5 applied modules.

Students at schools or colleges that do not offer the Further Mathematics A-Level can now study it through one of the local centres of The Further Mathematics Network.

## Modules

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## AS modulesedit |

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