A level Maths and Further Maths: October 2021 update | Pearson Qualifications | Pearson qualifications

A level Maths and Further Maths: October 2021 update

1 October 2021

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

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Firstly, we'd just like to let you know that the timetables for the November 2021 series are now online.

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

To book free training and events as part of your A level Maths and Further Maths qualification support, explore the Professional Development Academy

Upcoming events include our Guidance on marking event on 20 October 2021 at 4pm.

Furthermore, we'd love to hear about how you think our training, network and conferences should be run in the future. We have a short survey for you to give us your thoughts.

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Following the Summer 2019 exam series for A level Mathematics, we have been continuing to gather feedback from teachers, parents and students. Building on this and our analysis of students’ performance in the exams, we have taken steps to refine our papers to improve the exam experience for all students.

The Autumn 2020 exam series for A level Mathematics presented what these improvements look like in practice and what you can expect in future exam papers. If you and your students have accessed these exam papers, we would love to hear your thoughts.

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Following feedback we've had from teachers, we would like to provide some additional content guidance for our AS and A level Further Maths qualifications, to support you with your teaching.

We are really interested to understand exactly where you need more guidance to help you find the "edges of the specification".

This is your opportunity to ask us any questions you have about the Further Maths Specification content. Please submit your questions by completing this short questionnaire. 

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Don't forget about the Maths Emporium, a huge bank of resources for all your A level Maths and Statistics needs.

To access these materials, visit the Maths Emporium.

Between 5–16 July 2021, we held our first ever Pearson Maths Virtual Festival.

We invited passionate Maths teachers, thought leaders, subject experts, and students to celebrate and explore the power of maths through a series of collaborative discussions and speeches.

Thank you again to those of you who attended the sessions and for the wonderful insights you shared with us across the two-week period. We're looking forward to using these insights to inform our support going forward.

If you missed any of it, the recordings are now available to watch for free on our website.

Watch the recordings for free today

We've released a new episode of our podcast – Back to School with Bobby Seagull.

Bobby chatted all about maths in the media to podcast host Nicola at our recent Virtual Maths Festival. Now he's back discussing setting yourself up for a successful year ahead to avoid burning out too quickly, using popular culture to promote maths education in a more positive way, and much more on The Right Angle podcast.

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.

We've created new worksheets with three levels of difficulty to support your students every step of the way. These can be used as end-of-unit tests, homeworks or to support transition from Year 12 into Year 13.

We've also added, where questions suit the topics, Platinum level questions. These are taken from the Advanced Extension Award and the questions are excellent for group discussion problem-solving activities or extension for your most able students.

These are on the Emporium for AS Level Maths with AS Further Maths and A Level Maths coming soon. 

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Don't forget, you can ask us your questions, and generally keep in contact with @EmporiumMaths on Twitter.


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