OCR GCSE

The OCR GCSE (9-1) Maths has many resources including the specification and practice papers.

OCR GCSE Specification

OCR GCSE Specification

A very useful feature of the OCR Specification is the ‘initial learning’ column showing the basics which should established with learners before moving on to more difficult areas. This is very useful when thinking about our teaching for younger students.

OCR’s Teaching and Learning Resources:OCR GCSE 9-1 Teaching Resources

OCR GCSE 9-1 Teaching Resources

OCR GCSE 9-1 Check in tests

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On Diagnostic Questions OCR GCSE Multiple Choice covering the specification are available – an outstanding resource.

From OCR, it strikes me that the Check in tests (select link and scroll down the page) will be very useful in KS3, consider the language of functions for example, the first questions could be used with students as young as Year 7. Full details of the Check in tests can be found in the Teachers’ Guide. Each test is of a similar format in that Questions 1-5 cover procedural calculations (AO1), questions 6-8 require the ability to reason and communicate mathematically (AO2) and questions 9-10 relate to problem solving tasks (AO3). There is also an extension task. Very usefully (thank you OCR) the Check in tests are also available in Word Format.
OCR Check in tests

OCR PowerPoint - HCF & LCMStaying with OCR, note the Delivery Guides which include useful links to resources and a series of PowerPoints including questions with answers (always so useful for busy teachers!).

I used the questions from this presentation with Year 7 (age 11-12) when we were studying highest common factors and lowest common multiples.

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OCR Guide - Problem Solving

OCR’s Skill Guides include this OCR Problem Solving Guide , an excellent discussion on problem solving strategies, including examples and answers.

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