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Maths supporting you during coronavirus
May - Total Maths

Hi everyone,

How are you? We hope you and those close to you are well.

The maths team have been busy working from home, continuing to support you during the current situation, in addition of course to home-schooling, looking after relatives, checking up on each other, shopping for neighbours and much else... We’ve been sharing important updates plus online activities via @OCR_Maths, publishing new qualification resources, delivering training, filming videos, writing blogs and plenty more.

We can now confirm the dates for submitting centre assessment grades and rank orders for general qualifications is from Monday 1 June to Friday 12 June 2020.

We can also confirm that the process for awarding grades this summer for students in Core Maths (H868/H869), Additional Maths FSMQ (6993) and Entry Level Certificate Mathematics (R449) will be the same as the process for GCSEs, AS/A Levels and projects (centre assessment grade and a rank order for students should be determined).

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

Support for current times
Online support Maths

We've set up a dedicated online support section bringing together all the latest information, FAQs, videos and guidance documents to support you through this period.

It also includes a support section for students that you may wish to direct your classes to, as well as our blog on mindfulness and mental health.

We will continue to update the pages as more information is confirmed.

View support page

Centre assessment grades and rank orders

Watch our new guidance videos for teachers, Heads of Department and Heads of Centre, supporting each of these with their role in centre assessment grades and rank ordering.

You can also still view our recording introducing the centre assessment grades and rank orders process.

Centre assessment grades

We've also created some guidance documents for teachers, Heads of Department and Heads of Centre, which provide information on centre assessment grades and rank ordering.

Guidance videos

Maths blogs
OCR Maths Blogs

Steven has been busy writing blogs highlighting many great online maths resources.

You can read his series of blogs on learning maths outside the classroom, studying GCSE Maths (9–1) at home and on studying A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics at home now.

Read blogs

New maths resources

We’ve been working on a number of resources in the last few weeks. There’s more to come, but the below have recently been published.

For GCSE (9-1) Maths we have published a new Check In test for Higher tier, '12.01 Sampling'.

AMSP resources

For A Level Maths B (MEI) a new set of Stage 2 formative assessments are now available. Download them from within ‘Teacher guides’.

For AS and A Level Further Maths B (MEI) two new Section Check In tests for Core Pure, 'Calculus' and ‘Series’, are now published.

We’ve also updated the banks of questions in ExamBuilder to now include material from summer 2019, giving you even more questions to choose from when constructing your own assessments and question papers.

Access ExamBuilder

Summer 2019 materials
Summer 2019 materials

Question papers, mark schemes, examiners’ reports and other related materials from the summer 2019 assessments will be available securely from Interchange for longer this year, enabling you to use them as valid mock assessment material for longer.

For more please see our subject information update.

Access Interchange

Online maths resources

There is a wealth of online maths support sites that can be used to support learning away from classrooms in the current situation. 

We’ve shared links to quite a few already on @OCR_Maths and below are a few more of our favourites.

Online maths resources

If you have any further suggestions for great support sites, please feel free to let us know via Twitter or email.