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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…

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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…

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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
6.5 The European Dimension 16

7 Key Skills 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;…

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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.

Many of the students…

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1.6 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…

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3 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…

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4.4 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…

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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…

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