Exam Board - OCR
An AS in Mathematics will be achieved by the study of three modules in Year 12. These modules are Core 1, Core 2 and Probability and Statistics 1.
The topics of study in these modules are as follows:
Indices and Surds, Quadratics, Co-ordinate Geometry, Graphing and Differentiation
Trigonometry, Polynomials, Laws of Logs and Integration
Probability and Statistics 1:
Representation of data, Probability, Discrete Random Variables and Bivariate Data
In Year 13 the A-level course comprises of three further modules. These are:
Exponentials, Logs, Trigonometry, Functions
Calculus, Partial Fractions, Binomial Theorem, Polynomials, Vectors
Forces, Friction, Newton’s Laws, Momentum, Straight line motion
Methods of Assessment
All modules have equal weighting. Each module in Year 12 is assessed by a ninety minute examination. Core 1, Core 2 and Probability and Statistics 1 are assessed in June of Year 12. In Year 13, Core 3, Core 4 and Mechanics 1 are assessed in June.
An A* or A at the higher tier GCSE provides a sound basis for further study of the subject in the Sixth Form.
All students will be expected to complete preparatory work prior to commencing the course.
An AS grade of C or better is required to successfully continue onto the Year 13 A2 course.
GCSE A in Mathematics.