Both components include synoptic assessment. A minimum of 25% of assessment for this qualification will be synoptic.
Students must complete both components (01 and 02) to be awarded the OCR Level 3 Certificate in Core Maths A (MEI).
Both components include the use of pre-release material, which will be made available in advance of the examination. Students are able to familiarise themselves with the contexts and data in advance so that they can focus on problem solving during the examination. In both components, pre-release material will be specific to some but not all examination questions.
Both components require understanding and application of:
Students use problem-solving cycles in modelling, statistics and financial mathematics in a variety of contexts, and check the outcomes of their calculations. They also use appropriate technology to work with quantitative information.
Starting from a problem to solve, a quantitative statement to evaluate or a question that has mathematics underlying it, students use a number of skills and processes in engaging in their reasoning. They are expected to think flexibly and use their mathematical and statistical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions.