A level Maths and Further Maths: July 2021 update

2 July 2021

This is your July 2021 service update for A level Mathematics qualifications.

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Before we start, we want to let you know that you can now find online an updated version of the A level Further Mathematics specification

This now clarifies information about choosing optional routes and some text and formulae. All details of updates can be found on page 3 of the document. 

And now, to find out more about everything we are continuing to do to support you every step of the way with GCSE Maths and Statistics, simply click on the headings below:

This June we've welcomed a new member of the team, your new Maths Subject Advisor, Sunnil Singh!

Sunnil will be working with the Maths team and your Maths Subject Partners, Nicola and Mark, to make sure you have everything you need to deliver our Maths and Statistics qualifications with confidence.

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Here's a message from Sunnil:

Hello. I am Sunnil, the new Maths Subject Advisor. I joined Pearson in May 2021, after a 25-year career in education. In that time, I have held various roles including A level Maths teacher, Head of Maths Departments, SCITT PGCE Tutor and most recently a Lead Practitioner for a Multi-Academy Trust.

My role involves ensuring that all of our centres receive the support they require, as well as supporting you with your specification and examination queries!

We are please to let you know that the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Mathematics in Context (Core Maths) qualification has been extended for a further 3 years until 31 August 2025, so you can teach our qualification from September 2021.

Don't forget about the Maths Emporium, a huge bank of resources for all your A level Maths and Statistics needs. You'll find everything you need here as you start to plan for the next school year.

To access these materials, visit the Maths Emporium.

You are invited to join our two-week celebration of maths, between 5–16 July 2021, featuring collaborative discussions and speeches with passionate maths teachers, thought leaders, subject experts, students and most importantly, you.

You’ll get the opportunity to watch, listen and take part in conversations with some of the leading experts in maths on key topics, including a session lifting the lid on assessment and exploring the A level Maths journey.

We've also got (among other inspirational speakers) Dr Jamie Frost of Dr Frost Maths, Shira Helft of Desmos, and maths expert and media personality Bobby Seagull. You don't want to miss it!

Register for free today

The Pearson UK Efficacy team have published the results of the first Efficacy Report for the Pearson Edexcel A level Mathematics qualification.

After a difficult year for schools, we reflect on the journey so far for Pearson Edexcel A level Mathematics highlighting the opportunities and the vast range of support that Pearson have created for our teachers and students.

Read the Efficacy Report

We've added two new episodes to our new maths podcast, The Right Angle, which is hosted by your Subject Partners, Mark Heslop and Nicola Woodford-Smith:

  • Ep 03: 'Encouraging STEM pathways' with Katie King
  • Ep 04: 'Opening conversations for change' with Susan Okereke

These are thought-provoking conversations with inspirational women – definitely not to be missed!

Find out more and listen to The Right Angle podcast

The transition from GCSE Maths to A level Maths can be challenging but with plenty of practice, it most certainly is a rewarding experience.

We have created over 120 free videos for students that cover a range of topics and are accompanied by example questions, over 100 practice questions and end of chapter exam questions.

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We'd love to hear your feedback on our videos. You can let us know by filling in this short form.

You may be aware that we have produced interactive exemplars for our October 2020 A level Maths series. This is the first time we have taken this approach, and we would like to hear your feedback. 

The exemplars are currently only available for the A level Maths series, but we are looking to expand this to GCSE and other products.

You can find the exemplars on the Maths Emporium.

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Your support is very much appreciated!

We hope you've managed to get this far, and like our new look service updates! You can let us know what you think, ask us your questions, and generally keep in contact with @EmporiumMaths on Twitter.

We'll see you next week at our Virtual Maths Festival!

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