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# Specification at a glance

### Assessment overview

Component | Marks | Duration | Weighting | insert text |

## Pure mathematics (01) | 100 | 2 hours | 33⅓% | The assessment has a gradient of difficulty throughout the paper and consists of a mix of short and long questions. |

## Pure mathematics and statistics (02) | 100 | 2 hours | 33⅓% | The assessment is structured in two sections of approximately 50 marks each: pure mathematics and statistics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions. Some questions will be set on the pre-release data set. |

## Pure mathematics and mechanics (03) | 100 | 2 hours | 33⅓% | The assessment is structured in two sections of approximately 50 marks each: pure mathematics and mechanics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions. |

Students must take all components and explore the content in detail to be awarded the OCR A Level in Mathematics A.

### Content overview

These overarching themes should be applied, along with associated mathematical thinking and understanding, across the whole of the detailed content in the 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

### Assessment overview

Component | Marks | Duration | Weighting | insert text |

## Pure mathematics and statistics (01) | 75 | 1 hour 30 mins | 50% | The assessment is structured in two sections: approximately 50 marks of pure mathematics and approximately 25 marks of statistics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions. Some questions will be set on the pre-release data set. |

## Pure mathematics and mechanics (02) | 75 | 1 hour 30 mins | 50% | The assessment is structured in two sections: approximately 50 marks of pure mathematics and approximately 25 marks of mechanics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions. |

Students must take both components to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Mathematics A.

### Content overview

Three overarching themes are applied across all content:

- 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
- 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