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Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations
OCR FREE STANDING MATHEMATICS QUALIFICATION (ADVANCED):
ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS 6993
Key Features
· replaces Additional Mathematics and Additional Mathematics (MEI);
· developed jointly by OCR and MEI;
· designed for students who will comfortably achieve Grade A at GCSE;
· provides an excellent preparation for AS study for Year 11 students;
· qualification at Level 3 attracting points on the UCAS tariff;
· content consists of four strands of pure mathematics, each with an associated application providing tasters for
A level Applied Mathematics;
· single two hour examination and no coursework;
· textbook in preparation, to be published by Hodder & Stoughton.
Support and In-Service Training for Teachers
To support teachers using this specification, OCR will make the following material and services available:
· direct access to a mathematics subject team;
· specimen question paper and mark scheme, available from the Publications Department (telephone 0870870
6622; fax: 0870 870 6621; e-mail: [email protected]);
· a report on the examination, compiled by the senior examining personnel after each examination session;
· OCR website(www.ocr.org.uk).
This unit has been developed with the support of MEI. The Professional Officers of MEI are always ready and
prepared to offer support, extra resource material and INSET training within Centres on request.
For further information about MEI, see Section 10.
© OCR 2002 Additional Mathematics QAN 100/2548/0
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations

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CONTENTS
SECTION A: SPECIFICATION SUMMARY 5
SECTION B: GENERAL INFORMATION 6
1 Introduction 6
1.1 Rationale 6
1.2 Certification Title 6
1.3 Level of Qualification 6
1.4 Guided Learning Hours 6
1.5 Recommended Prior Learning 6
1.6 Progression 7
1.7 Overlap with Other Qualifications 7
1.8 Restriction on Candidate entries 7
1.9 Code of Practice Requirements 7
1.10 Status in Wales and Northern Ireland 7
2 Specification Aims 7
3 Assessment Objectives 8
4 Scheme of Assessment 8
4.1 Structure and Availability 8
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SECTION C: SPECIFICATION CONTENT 12
5 Specification Content 12
SECTION D: FURTHER INFORMATION 15
6 Opportunities for Teaching 15
6.1 Problem Solving 15
6.2 ICT 15
6.3 Spiritual, Moral, Ethical and Cultural Issues 15
6.4 Health, Safety and Environmental Issues 16
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SECTION A: SPECIFICATION SUMMARY
COURSE OUTLINE
This course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to continue the study of Mathematics
beyond GCSE but for whom AS units may not be immediately appropriate.
The content consists of four areas of Pure Mathematics:
· Algebra;
· Co-ordinate Geometry;
· Trigonometry;
· Calculus.
Each of these is used to support a topic from a recognised branch of Applied Mathematics.
AIMS
· To introduce students to the power and elegance of advanced mathematics.…read more

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SECTION B: GENERAL INFORMATION
1 Introduction
1.1 RATIONALE
The target students for this course are those who have taken Higher GCSE either at the end of Year
10 or in January of Year 11, or who will take GCSE at the same time as Additional Mathematics.…read more

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PROGRESSION
The content of this course is contained in the AS units of OCR and other Examining Bodies.
Consequently a student who has taken this unit is, by design, well-prepared to continue to
Mathematics at AS and A level.
1.7 OVERLAP WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
The content of this unit includes some of the content of the Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics: the
remainder is a subset of the GCE Mathematics AS units.
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Assessment Objectives
The assessment will test the ability of candidates to:
· recall and use manipulative techniques (AO1; weighting 25-35);
· interpret and use mathematical data, symbols and terminology(AO2; weighting 25-35);
· recognise the appropriate mathematical procedure for a given situation(AO3; weighting 10-20);
· formulate problems into mathematical terms and select and apply appropriate techniques of
solution(AO4; weighting 10-20);
· pursue a mathematical argument rigorously and with a high level of algebraic skill(AO5;
weighting 10-20).
4 Scheme of Assessment
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GRADING
The examination result is reported as a grade A, B, C, D, E or U.
4.5 CERTIFICATION
Candidates will receive a certificate entitled:
OCR Free Standing Mathematics Qualification (Advanced): Additional Mathematics
4.6 ASSESSMENT OF ICT
Candidates are expected to use calculators effectively, know how to enter complex calculations and
use an extended range of function keys, including trigonometrical and statistical functions relevant to
the course and content.
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Know that the equation of a circle, centre (0,0), radius r is x2 + y2 = r2.
· Know that (x ­ a)2 + (y ­ b)2 = r2 is the equation of a circle with centre (a, b) and radius r.
· Be able to illustrate linear inequalities in two variables.
· Be able to use the definitions of sin, cos and tan for any angle (measured in degrees only).
· Be able to apply trigonometry to right angled triangles.…read more

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