A2 Level Mathematics · OCR (legacy)

Dates Available
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

OCR 7890 (Not OCR MEI)

Length of Course
40 hours

9am to 6pm daily

The course examines key topic areas and extensive use will be made of exam-based A2 level questions to illustrate relevant principles. Revision notes and model answers will be provided where appropriate.

The course consists typically of three of the following units:

Core 3 (C3) Functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; further calculus; numerical methods.

Core 4 (C4) Partial fractions; binomial expansions; further calculus; differential equations; vectors.

Mechanics 1 (M1) Kinematics; variable acceleration; resolving forces; Newton’s laws of motion; statics; dynamics; collisions.

Mechanics 2 (M2) General equilibrium; projectile motion; circular motion; work, energy and power; Newton’s experimental law.

Statistics 1 (S1) Descriptive statistics; probability; permutations and combinations; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; binomial and geometric distributions.

Statistics 2 (S2) Confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; the normal distribution; approximations; probability density functions.

Students can take fewer than three units.  Please indicate on the registration form which three units are required.

Timings Module
9.00 – 10.10am C3
10.10 – 10.25am Break
10.25 – 11.35am C3
11.35 – 11.50am Break
11.50 – 1.00pm C4
1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 – 3.10pm C4
3.10 – 3.25pm Break
3.25 – 6.00pm M1/S1/M2/S2

A typical A2 course will be one of the following combinations:
C3/C4/M1                C3/C4/S1                C3/C4/M2                C3/C4/S2

Further Mathematics units may be available on request.

It is possible for a student to take fewer than three units. When this occurs the course
fee will be adjusted on a pro rata basis.

Students may wish to take a combination of AS and A2 units in a single week and our
timetable is sufficiently flexible to accommodate this. If you would like any more details
about the course content or how it is structured, please do not hesitate to telephone
one of the Course Directors.