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Total Maths
Total Maths
Welcome to the July edition

It’s almost time for a bit of a break in classrooms, but the July edition of Total Maths is here to help keep you up to date.

Read on for new of our Functional Skills approval, the summer’s question papers, Admissions Test writing and the AMSP’s Core Maths conferences.

If you have any questions or feedback, then please contact us. Our role is to support you as you deliver our qualifications.

Neil, Caroline, Steven and Ruth - your maths Subject Advisors.
01223 553998
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Functional Skills reform update
Functional Skills reform update

We are pleased to announce that our Level 1 and Level 2 maths and English Functional Skills have completed Ofqual's technical evaluation process.

Our Entry Level Functional Skills qualifications are currently with Ofqual and we will update you as soon as we hear back.

Updated Sample Assessment Materials and Handbooks for all levels are now available. You can also download our content mapping guides from this same webpage. More resources, including Scheme of Work and Delivery Guides will follow shortly.

Download updated materials

Summer 2019 assessments

All question papers from the summer 2019 series are now available securely via Interchange. If you do not have an Interchange password, please speak to your exams officer.

Mark schemes and examiners’ reports for other qualifications will be available later in the summer.

OCR Maths students sitting mocks

Please do ensure that these are all kept secure so others can use them as mock assessments through the upcoming year.

If you would like to know more about how we mark and grade exams, about online marking and our quality checks on marking, take a look at our Explaining Examining page.

Summer 2019 question papers

Results day and Active Results
Students and their results

Active Results is our free online results analysis service that helps you review exam performance from results day.

  • Review reports on the performance of individual candidates, cohorts of students and whole centres
  • Analyse results at question and/or topic level
  • Identify trends across the centre, which could inform decisions about pursuing an enquiry about results

Results day for our AS, A Level, Core Maths and FSMQ qualifications is 14 August to centres and 15 August to candidates. Results day for our GCSE and Entry Level Certificate qualifications is 21 August to centres and 22 August to candidates.

There are a number of options available if you have a concern about a result. The post-results service page on our website includes a quick guide to the main services.

Discover Active Results

New names for our Core Maths qualifications

We’re changing the names of our Core Maths qualifications. From September 2019, Quantitative Reasoning (H866) will change to Core Maths A (H868) and Quantitative Problem Solving (H867) will become Core Maths B (H869).

In her new blog, Subject Advisor Ruth Wroe discusses the qualification name change and what this means for you.

OCR maths student with paper and calculator

These updates will not affect the content of the specification.

Read Core Maths name change blog

Tell us about the recent A Level maths exams
OCR Maths exams

We aim to continuously improve our services to provide the best support for you and your students.

In order to capture this, we'd love to get your feedback on the recent A Level maths exams in this short survey.

Complete our maths survey

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing writer

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing are looking for new maths question writers to join their team. Training is given, so you do not have to have previous question writing experience.

Opportunities are available to write for STEP, BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test, which has a maths component) and the Test of Mathematics for University Admission.

Admission Testing - question paper writer

If you are interested in finding out more about the process or how to get involved, please visit their website.

Find out more