KS5 Mathematics and Further Maths

Overview

At AS and A2 level, all students follow a common course in Core Mathematics with additional modules in either Mechanics or Statistics, leading to accreditation by OCR (MEI). The Faculty also runs an increasingly popular Further Maths course intended to extend, engage and develop the most able mathematicians.

Year 12

OCR MEI A-Level Mathematics

Core 1 (C1) Core 2 (C2) Mechanics 1 (M1) Statistics 1 (S1)
Basic Algebra Sequences and Series Motion Exploring Data
Co-ordinate Geometry Differentiation Modelling using Constant Acceleration Data Representaion
Polynomials Integration Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion Measures of Central Tendency
Uncertainty Trigonometry Applying Newton’s 2nd Law Measures of Spread
Indices Logarithms and Exponentials Vectors Probability
The Language of Mathematics Further Differentiation Projectiles Discrete Random Variables
Further Integration Forces and Motion in 2 Dimensions The Binomial Distribution
General Motion Hypothesis Testing
Year 12

OCR MEI A-Level Further Mathematics

Further Pure 1 (FP1) Numerical Methods (NM)
Matrices Approximation
Complex Numbers The Solution of Equations
Graphs and Inequalities Numerical Integration
Identities and Roots of Equations Approxuimating Functions
Induction and Series Numerical Differentiation
Rates of Convergence in Numerical Processes

 

Year 13

OCR MEI A-Level Mathematics

Core 3 (C3) Core 4 (C4) Mechanics 2 (M2) Statistics 2 (S2)
Proof Binomial Expansion A Model for Friction The Poisson Distribution
Natural Logarithms and Exponentials Partial and Algebraic Fractions Using Experimental Results The Normal Distribution
Functions Trigonometry
Techniques for Differentiation Parametric Equations Moments and Forces Samples and Hypothesis Testing
Techniques for Integration Further techniques for Integration Centre of Mass Bivariate Data
Numerical Methods Coursework Vectors Energy, Work, Power
Differential Equations Impulse and Momentum
Frameworks

 

Year 13

OCR MEI A-Level Further Mathematics

Further Pure 2 (FP2) Differential Equations (DE)
Further Calculus and Standard Integrals Using Differential Equations in Modelling
Polar Co-ordinates Tangent Fields
Complex Numbers Separation of Variables and Integrating Factors
Power Series Linear Equations with Constant Coefficients
Matrices Oscillations
Hyperbolic Functions Systems of Differential Equations

Homework: Homework is set twice per week. It can consist of both written and online tasks, in the form of MyMaths.

Other Useful Information

  • MyMaths – Maths based website that all learners have access to via their own personal login and password.
  • United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) – Charity which runs the Junior and Intermediate challenges, available to our high ability learners. In addition to this, they also organise the team maths challenge.
  • BBC Bitesize – Website that specialises in revision for KS3 and GCSE examinations.
  • NRICH – Website that specialises in open-ended mathematical tasks. Designed to stretch our most able learners.
  • MEI integral resources – extra notes, examples and interactive resources provided by the exam board – to be accessed by individual student login

5 ways I can help my son/daughter

1

Times tables and number bonds.

2

Basic algebra.

3

Encourage learners to use MyMaths/Mathswatch.

4

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

5

Check to ensure homework is complete.