Stay ahead of the curve In teaching, the only constant is change. We’ll support you from the start as you begin to teach the new linear qualifications. Our new linear A Levels are easy to teach, with straightforward specifications and they’re designed so you can co-teach Maths and Further Maths.
Our assessment is structured to help your students prepare and achieve their full potential. Plan your teaching with our Teaching Order Frameworks and Delivery Guides. Know how your students are progressing with our Topic Tests. Create your own assessments and mock exams with ExamBuilder and our Practice Papers. Be prepared for change.
Choose OCR today. How are A Level Mathematics and Further Maths changing? • Linear assessment: All assessments for A Level and Further Maths are linear, with 100% by examination, which means that all the exams are sat at the end of the course. • Statistics and mechanics are compulsory: AS and A Level Maths have 100% prescribed content, containing both pure and applied mathematics, which means that there are no options available to choose. All AS and A Level Maths students will now be assessed on both statistics and mechanics.
• Large data sets: A Level students should be familiar with using large data sets to support their learning and assessment of statistics. • Use of technology and calculators: It is assumed that students will have access to appropriate technology with the use of scientific or graphical calculators available for all exams. • Mathematical understanding: There is increased focus on problem-solving, mathematical argument, reasoning and modelling. • Choices at Further Maths: At AS Further Maths (30%) and A Level Further Maths (50%), there are choices and options for the topics you teach.
This means that you can choose topics that meet the needs and interests of your students.
© Crown copyright 2018 This publication is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated. To view this licence, visit or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email:. Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned. This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/get-the-facts-gcse-and-a-level-reform/get-the-facts-as-and-a-level-reform. Introduction New AS and A levels will be taught in schools in England from September 2015.
The first results for the new AS levels will be in 2016, and for the A levels in 2017. Further subjects will be introduced over the following two years. What new AS and A levels will look like The main features of the new qualifications are: • Assessment will be mainly by exam, with other types of assessment used only where they are needed to test essential skills. • AS and A levels will be assessed at the end of the course. AS assessments will typically take place after 1 year’s study and A levels after 2.
The courses will no longer be divided into modules and there will be no exams in January. • AS and A levels will be decoupled – this means that AS results will no longer count towards an A level, in the way they do now. • AS levels can be designed by exam boards to be taught alongside the first year of A levels. • The content for the new A levels has been reviewed and updated. Universities played a greater role in this for the new qualifications than they did previously.