June 2024 Maths and Statistics Update | Pearson qualifications

June 2024 Maths and Statistics Update

Mon Jun 03 11:29:00 UTC 2024

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In this month's update we are putting a spotlight on the amazing work being done at The Royal School Wolverhampton and how they improved their A Level results to 46% A*-A, 80% A*-C with Pearson Edexcel.

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As the exam season begins to draw to a close, our thoughts turn to the next academic year and what qualifications will best serve the needs and extend the range of opportunities available to our students as they move into the next phase of their education or the workplace.

Therefore, in this month's update we have lots of information for anyone interested in learning more about the following qualifications:

Interested in delivering GCSE (9-1) Statistics?

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Read our Case Study from Brookfield Community School.

Brookfield Community School is one of the largest co-educational schools in Hampshire and has been offering Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9–1) Statistics since 2017. 

We spoke to Vicki Brunink, Learning Leader for Maths, who discusses her experience of teaching GCSE Statistics at the school and how delivering GCSE Statistics helped to embed maths knowledge, boost confidence and improve outcomes for their students.

Case Study - Brookfield Community School

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Watch our Getting Ready To Teach GCSE Statistics event.

This session was delivered by our Subject Partner in the Maths Team, Mark Heslop. In this session, Mark talks us through the GCSE Statistics qualification from Pearson Edexcel and shows how to get the most out of the qualification. Mark discusses who the qualification is aimed at and how it can be successfully delivered in your setting

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Look at the Sample Assessment Materials

These sample assessment materials were developed to support the qualification and are used as the benchmark when developing the assessments.

GCSE Statistics Sample Assessment Materials

Register your interest

Use the link below to let us know if you are interested in offering GCSE Statistics and we'll get in touch with you to provide you with the relevant information and support to help you get started.

GCSE (9-1) Statistics - Register Interest

 

 

Interested in delivering the Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate?

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Register for our Getting Ready To Teach Event

This event is to introduce and familiarise those who wish to deliver Pearson Edexcel's new Level 2 Extended Mathematics Certificate.

Delegates will:
• get an overview of the specification content
• review key questions from the SAMs
• review the resources available to support the delivery
• dive into the Scheme of Work and how this qualification can be taught alongside existing maths qualifications.

Register for your preferred date using the links below:

25 June 2024 - Event passed

4 July 2024: 16:00-17:00 BST

 

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Learn more about our textbook and online resources

Our resources for Pearson Edexcel Extended Maths Certificate have been designed to motivate your higher attainers to dive deeper into maths and work more independently to boost their mathematical confidence at Level 2. 

Both the main textbook and the ActiveHub digital resource package contain plenty of practice opportunities and exam guidance, as well as a variety of independent learning activities so that your students can gain the knowledge they need to succeed in the exam.

Learn more about these resources and order your free samples using the link below. 

Extended Maths Certificate Textbook and ActiveHub resources

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Look at the Sample Assessment Materials

Get stuck into some lovely, challenging maths to really get a feel for the qualification and how it is assessed.

These sample assessment materials were developed to support the qualification and are used as the benchmark when developing the assessments.

Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate Sample Assessment Materials

Register your interest

Use the link below to let us know if you are interested in offering the Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate and we'll get in touch with you to provide you with the relevant information and support to help you get started.

Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate - Register Interest

 

 

Interested in teaching Maths in Context (Level 3 Core Maths)?

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Register for our Getting Ready To Teach Event

26th June, 16:00-17:00 BST

This event is for teachers getting ready to teach the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context.

In this event delegates will:

• get an overview of the structure and content in the 7MC0 Mathematics in Context specification

• review the resources available to support the delivery

• dive into the Scheme of Work and how this qualification can be taught in support of other subjects.

 

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Find out more about government funding of £900 per student

The latest funding update released from the Department of Education has confirmed that schools and colleges will be able to receive £900 in funding for each student studying core maths in their first year of study. Visit the Department of Education's website to find out more about the 'core maths premium'. 

16-19 Funding: Core Maths Premium

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Watch our YouTube playlist

A playlist of CPD videos for teachers of Mathematics in Context (Level 3 Core Maths). There is a video for each of the main topic areas. Each video covers an overview of the topic, teaching ideas, past exam questions and teaching tips.

Maths in Context (Level 3 Core Maths) Playlist

Register your interest

Use the link below to let us know if you are interested in offering Maths in Context (Level 3 Core Maths) and we'll get in touch with you to provide you with the relevant information and support to help you get started.

Maths in Context (Level 3 Core Maths) - Register Interest

 

 


New Releases

Maths in Context Mapping to Other Subject A Levels

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This document is designed to aid teaching of Mathematics in Context (Level 3 Core Maths) alongside other A level subjects.

It provides a more detailed look at the mathematical/quantitative skills required in each A level subject with relevant links to the Mathematics in Context (7MC0) specification.



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Also included in this month's update are all of the key dates you need to know for the Summer 2024 Exams Post Series Support. You can find timeline posters for all of our GCSE, GCE and Level 3 qualifications in the relevant sections below.

GCSE (9-1) Mathematics

Summer 2024 Post Series Support 

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This document outlines all of the release dates for our post series support for both GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Statistics.

GCSE Maths and Statistics Summer 2024 – Post-Series Support Timeline


AS/A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Summer 2024 Post Series Support

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This document outlines all of the release dates for our post series support for all GCE and Level 3 Mathematics qualifications.

GCE and Level 3 Mathematics - Summer 2024 Post-Series Support Timeline


AS Mathematics 8MA0 Mock Set 3

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Mock Set 3 for AS Mathematics 8MSA0 is now available for centres to download. Mock Set 3 is under silver padlock in the exam materials section of the qualification page which can be accessed using the link below:


Supporting the transition to A Level

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

These free videos focus on activities which help students to master the key skills that are needed in both AS and A level Mathematics. The topics are mainly those found in the overlap between GCSE and AS mathematics.

Each chapter contains between 10 and 15 videos for students to watch, along with a downloadable PDF of example questions, practice questions and end of chapter exam questions for consolidation. 

A Level Transition Materials


Take part in our survey

We would like to get your feedback on the current A level Mathematics and/or A level Further Mathematics specifications, assessment and support available.

You can provide feedback by taking part in this short survey which should take no longer than 10 minutes.

Complete survey

International GCSE Mathematics

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International GCSE Mathematics A (Modular)

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You can find all materials to support the teaching of the new modular course on the Maths Emporium.

Resources include:

  • Specification and content mapping
  • Sample assessment materials
  • Schemes of Work and Course Planners for both tiers
  • Getting Started Guide (includes command words taxonomy and Unit 1 exclusive content for Foundation and Higher Tier)

Maths Emporium Resources


Training and Events

Here you can find information on upcoming training and events for our UK and International qualifications.

Training and Events for UK Qualifications

Course title Date Time Cost Book now
Pearson Functional Skills for Schools: An Introduction 20 June 2024 16.00-17.00 (BST) Free Book
Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate: Getting Ready to Teach (June) 25 June 2024 16.00-17.00 (BST) Free Event passed
Mathematics in Context: Getting Ready To Teach 26 June 2024 16.00-17.00 (BST) Free Event passed
Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate: Getting Ready to Teach (July) 4 July 2024 16.00-17.00 (BST) Free Book
GCSE Maths: ResultsPlus and Access to Scripts 10 July 2024 16.00-17.00 (BST) Free Book

Training and Events for International Qualifications

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Cost

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Understanding Assessment and Improving Outcomes in Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics
15 July 2024 09:00-15:00 IST Free Book
Understanding Assessment and Improving Outcomes in Pearson Edexcel International A Level Mathematics  16 July 2024 09:00-15:00 IST Free Book

The Right Angle Podcast

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In this episode, Lella Violet Halloum talks to Teresa Senyah about the future of STEAM, her education experience and the importance of having student engagement at the forefront of decision making.

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Lastly, we'd love to hear your feedback on the summer series and will be sending out a link to our annual teacher survey on 15 June (GCSE) and 25 June (A Level)

Best regards 

Vicky Wood 

Subject Advisor for Maths and Statistics (UK) 

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