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## AS and A Level Mathematics B (MEI) - H630, H640 Teaching from 2017

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# Specification at a glance

### 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 pre-release 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: Statistics

- Statistical sampling
- Data presentation and interpretation
- Probability
- Probability distributions
- Statistical hypothesis testing

#### Area 3: Mechanics

- Models and quantities
- Kinematics in one dimension
- Kinematics in two dimensions
- Projectiles
- Forces
- Newton's laws of motion
- Rigid bodies

### Assessment overview

Component | Marks | Duration | Weighting | |

## Pure mathematics and mechanics (01) | 70 | 1 hour 30 mins | 50% | Component 01 assesses content from areas 1 and 2.
The paper has a gradient of difficulty from shorter to longer questions and from easier to harder questions. |

## Pure mathematics and statistics (02) | 70 | 1 hour 30 mins | 50% | Component 02 assesses content from areas 1 and 3.
The paper has a gradient of difficulty from shorter to longer questions and from easier to harder questions. Some questions will be set on the pre-release data set. These questions should give a material advantage to students who have studied, and are familiar with, the prescribed large data set. |

Students must take all components and explore the content in detail to be awarded the OCR AS 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: Statistics

- Sampling
- Data presentation and interpretation
- Probability
- Probability distributions
- Statistical hypothesis testing

#### Area 3: Mechanics

- Models and quantities
- Kinematics in one dimension
- Forces
- Newton's laws of motion