Assessment overview
Component 
Marks 
Duration 
Weighting 
Pure mathematics and mechanics (01)

100 
2 hours 
36.4% 
Component 01 assesses content from areas 1 and 2.
Section A – shorter questions with minimal reading and interpretation.
Section B – longer questions and more problem solving. 
Pure mathematics and statistics (02)

100 
2 hours 
36.4% 
Component 02 assesses content from areas 1 and 3.
Section A – shorter questions with minimal reading and interpretation.
Section B – longer questions and more problem solving.
Some questions will be set on the prerelease data set. These questions should give a material advantage to students who have studied, and are familiar with, the prescribed large data set. 
Pure mathematics and comprehension (03)

75 
2 hours 
27.3% 
Component 03 assesses content from area 1 (areas 2 and 3 are assumed knowledge).
Section A – 60 marks on the pure core content.
Section B – 15 marks on a previously unseen comprehension passage based on the pure mathematics content of the specification. 
Percentages in the table above are rounded to 1 decimal place.
Students must take all components and explore the content in detail to be awarded the OCR A Level in Mathematics B (MEI).
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
Area 1: Pure mathematics
 Proof
 Algebra
 Functions
 Graphs
 Coordinate geometry
 Sequences and series
 Trigonometry
 Exponentials and logarithms
 Calculus
 Numerical methods
 Vectors
Area 2: Mechanics
 Models and quantities
 Kinematics in one dimension
 Kinematics in two dimensions
 Projectiles
 Forces
 Newton's laws of motion
 Rigid bodies
Area 3: Statistics
 Statistical sampling
 Data presentation and interpretation
 Probability
 Probability distributions
 Statistical hypothesis testing