GCSE (9-1) Maths and Statistics: June 2021 update

30 June 2021

This is your June 2021 service update for GCSE (9–1) Maths and Statistics.

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Before we dive into the detail, here are some quick need-to-know snippets:

  • We are working on extending the Edexcel Awards in Algebra and Number and Measure so you can continue teaching them from September 2021.
  • Provisional timetables for the GCSE Maths November 2021 series are now online. Explore the timetables.
  • Don't forget our 1 to 5 year Schemes of Work to help you with your planning for September!

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!

Mock Set 7, which includes word versions of the question papers, modified versions of the question papers, mark schemes and a question level analysis spreadsheet (QLA), is coming in January!

Mock Set 6 was released earlier this year.

Free Key Stage 3 Maths resources from Pearson Edexcel!

We recognise the importance of the non-examined years in developing confident, capable mathematicians which is why we have created a free, comprehensive package to help you ensure your students develop the key skills they need at Key Stage 3.​

Key Skills at KS3 has starter ideas, ideas and support for using manipulatives at KS3, and exciting escape rooms (coming soon!) to help you engage and focus every student on the key skills and content they need.​ They are available as interactive PDFs. You will find a Year 7 and 8 resource and a separate Year 9 resource for maximum flexibility across KS3.

Find out more and access Key Skills at KS3.

We have our free, Get Ready To Teach GCSE Maths event on 7 July 2021.

This session is an overview of the Pearson Edexcel GCSE Mathematics course content, the plethora of support we provide and a deep dive into our unbeatable resources to equip you with what you need to get started. If you are thinking of teaching our specification or would like to know more about our support and services, this is the perfect session for you.

Register now.

Don't forget about the Maths Emporium, a huge bank of resources for all your GCSE 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:

  • Post-COVID learning: what's next?
  • Digital maths education – what will the future look like?
  • Maths anxiety
  • Maths in the media with Bobby Seagull!

Register for free today.

The festival starts next week, so keep an eye on your emails for joining instructions and how you can get involved on social media!

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 now.

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.

Explore the videos now.

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

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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