July teaching maths update
A huge thank you from the maths team for getting your students through another series of exams.
You may start to notice a new social feed element on the Maths Emporium website, which is where you will find our latest updates and releases. Make sure you are signed in to be able to like or comment on any of our new posts. We are excited to have all our functions in one place for a more efficient experience.
Multi-factor Authentication for Edexcel Online: make sure you can access results and ResultsPlus
On 19 June 2023 we wrote to all registered Edexcel Online account holders, advising that we had introduced Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as an additional layer of security to help protect your centre and learner data.
While a lot of users have now accessed Edexcel Online (EOL) and successfully gone through the MFA process, we are aware that other roles may not use EOL and other related systems on a regular basis, and the next time to try and log in is on a learner results day.
If you are a user that will need to access any of the following systems during the summer results period, please log into these now and work with us to troubleshoot any issues you may have before you finish for your Summer break:
- Edexcel Online (EOL)
- Exam Viewer
We also have these:
Post-exam feedback surveys
We want to hear what you thought of this summer’s examination papers. We have put together a series of surveys for each qualification so that you can provide feedback by 21 July.
We are working closely with our senior examiners and your feedback will be shared across the teams to ensure that we continue to make improvements to our papers where appropriate and in turn make sure that your students have the best examination experience possible.
GCSE – Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate update
Many of you have been asking about the new Level 2 Extended Maths qualification.
We are currently receiving the papers back from our second trial using the SAMs, and we are excited to review the performance and feedback from the students and teachers involved. Our next steps are to confirm the content list with the examiners and to start building resources ready for first teaching in September 2024. This qualification is being designed to challenge your most able GCSE students and will be an extension of those key higher topics that will naturally lend themselves to some crossover A level topics such as, algebraic proof, factor theorem and vector geometry.
If you are interested in knowing more about this new qualification you can visit the qualification webpage and contact us via our expression of interest form.
In the autumn term, we will provide A Level Further Maths Topic Tests for the Core Pure and the Applied Option 1’s. They will be a mix of questions taken from legacy exam papers and new questions for content new to the syllabus. These will complement the existing support materials.
Networks and Events
4 July 2023 (16:00 – 17:00) - Getting Ready to Teach GCSE Statistics. Nicola Woodford-Smith will give insights into how GCSE Statistics can support the teaching of GCSE Maths. She will also look at key topics, including some that you may not have taught before.
21st September 2023 (16:00 – 17:30) – GCSE Maths Summer Feedback. Nicola
Woodford Smith will be picking out key performance data from this Summer’s exam series and taking a deep dive into some of this year’s key questions.
28th September 2023 (16:00 – 17:30) – A Level Maths Summer Feedback
4th October 2023 (08:00 – 09:30) – International GCSE Maths Summer Feedback (Regional Papers)
4th October 2023 (13:00 – 14:30) – International GCSE Maths Summer Feedback (Regional Papers)
5th October 2023 (16:00 – 17:30) – International GCSE Maths Summer Feedback (Home Papers)
We wish you all a very-well deserved break over the summer and look forward to supporting you in the next academic year.
The Maths Emporium Team