May 2024 Maths and Statistics Update | Pearson qualifications

May 2024 Maths and Statistics Update

Wed May 01 11:29:00 UTC 2024

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In this month's update, we have a spotlight on exam preparation with resources designed specifically to support students in the final stages of their revision. 

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As teachers, we know that supporting our students isn't just about question practice and revision aids. Maths anxiety and exam stress is a significant issue for many. Often, the most impactful support is that which is focused on student wellbeing.

That is why, in addition to the exam preparation resources for each qualification below, we have collated some practical tips and resources for teachers to share with students as they prepare for their maths exams.

Includes links to exam stress and wellbeing support, along with a 3 week plan and handy "what if?" guide for students.

Supporting Wellbeing for Maths Exams

Also included in this month's update are information and materials on the following:

GCSE (9-1) Mathematics

GCSE Maths Exam Key Messages and Information

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Presentations for each tier that you can show to students in their last few revision lessons before the exam.

Includes:

  • Key messages and exemplars from the 2023 Examiner's Report
  • Essential equipment and calculator guidance
  • Formulae 
  • Top tips for exam success
  • Revision Checklists

You can access these presentations in GCSE Revision Support on the Maths Emporium using the link below:

GCSE (9-1) Maths Exams Key Messages and Information


Recorded Training Session: GCSE Maths Exam Preparation Hints and Tips

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Here you can find the recording for our event on 24 April that looked at supporting examination groups. Themes covered included managing exam anxiety through to key revision resources to support the final preparations towards the exams.


"Aiming For" Practice Papers 

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Perfect for those last few revision lessons. This set of practice papers are specifically designed to support students in working towards their target grade. 

Includes

  • "Achieving" papers for grades 1, 2 and 3
  • "Aiming for" papers for grades 4, 5, 7 and 9

Available on the Maths Emporium.

"Aiming For" Practice Tests


Resources to Stretch Students Aiming for Grade 7/8/9

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If you are looking for further exam practice focused on problem solving to stretch and challenge your highest attaining GCSE students, the sample assessment materials and worked solutions for the Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate are a fantastic resource:

Sample Assessment Materials

 

Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate is a new qualification for first teaching from September 2024 designed to challenge your students to dive deeper into key concepts from Higher GCSE Maths. Register your interest below and we'll get in touch with you to provide you with the relevant information and support. 

Register Your Interest

AS/A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

AS/A Level Maths Exam Key Messages and Information

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A presentation that you can show to students in their last few revision lessons before the exam.

Includes:

  • Key messages and exemplars from the 2023 Examiner's Report
  • Top tips for exam success
  • Important information on standard formulae and notation that students are expected to know, including the full list of Set Notation

You can access this presentation on the Maths Emporium using the link below:

A Level Exam Key Messages and Information


GCSE (9-1) Statistics

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A useful poster of the most commonly used command words used in GCSE Statistics and what they mean.

 

GCSE Statistics Command Words

A Level Statistics

A Level Statistics Mapping Document

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This document maps the 9ST0 A Level Statistics specification to other related Pearson specifications, including 1ST0 GCSE Statistics, 9MA0 A Level Mathematics, 9FM0 A Level Further Mathematics and 7MC0 Mathematics in Context. It also provides mapping to relevant content in each of the textbook resources for these other specifications.

A Level Statistics Mapping Document

Maths in Context (Level 3 Core Maths)

Teaching Support for Source Booklet

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Supporting materials to assist in the analysis of data from the Source Booklets for 2023 and 2024 are now available on the Maths Emporium.

These supporting documents are intended for classroom use only and include a collation of the tables provided in the source booklet adapted for better use within excel.

Teaching Support for Source Booklets


Topic Based Worksheets

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Perfect for some targetted revision to support students in addressing any gaps before the exam.

These are worksheets including exam-style practice questions and questions in context in both word and PDF formats. The PDF version includes worked examples for each section.

You can access the worksheets on the Maths Emporium on the link below:

Maths in Context Topic Based Worksheets


Getting Ready To Teach Event

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

This event is to introduce and familiarise those who wish to deliver Mathematics in Context (Level 3 Core Maths).

In this session delegates will:
• get an overview of the specification, including a review of the content
• review key questions from the SAMs
• review the resources available to support the delivery

Sign up to the Maths Emporium Social feed App to get a notification when this event is available to book. Simply go to the Maths Emporium homepage using the link below and scan the QR code.

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

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 our website to find out more about the qualification and register your interest.

Our maths team are here to support you every step of the way, whether you want to know more or you’re ready to start teaching the qualification. 

Mathematics in Context (Level 3 Core Maths) | Pearson qualifications 


International GCSE Mathematics

Mathematics A (Modular) 2 Year Course Planners and Schemes of Work

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2 Year Course Planners for International GCSE Mathematics A (Modular) for both Foundation and Higher Tiers are now available.

The Scheme of Work for Higher Tier is also available with Foundation Tier coming soon.

You can find all of these materials on the qualification page under teaching and learning materials by accessing the link below.


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
Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate: Getting Ready to Teach 25 June 2024 16.00-17.00 (BST) Free Link
Level 2 Extended Maths Certificate: Getting Ready to Teach 4 July 2024 16.00-17.00 (BST) Free Link

GCSE Maths resits - network events (roadshows)

Calling all FE Maths colleagues / Post-16 Maths teachers. Come and see us at the Mastering Maths roadshows throughout May where we will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Post 16 Maths. This is an opportunity to hear from other teachers and organisations supporting improvements across the Post-16 sector.

You can find more information on the roadshow locations and dates by accessing the link below:

Mastering Maths Post 16 Roadshows

Training and Events for International Qualifications

Course title

Date

Time

Cost

Book now

Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics: Welcome to Pearson (Module 1)

7 May 2024

09:00-11:00 BST

Free

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Understanding Assessment and Improving Outcomes in Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level Mathematics (Module 1)
7 May 2024 13:00-15:00 BST £40 Event passed
Understanding Assessment and Improving Outcomes in Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level Mathematics (Module 2) 14 May 2024 13:00-15:00 BST £40 Link

Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics: Welcome to Pearson (Module 2)

21 May 2024

09:00-11:00 BST

Free

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The Right Angle Podcast

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In this episode, Teresa Senyah is joined by Maths Hub Lead Aidan Gollaglee to discuss the impact of continuous professional development for maths teachers and the range in attitudes towards it in primary and secondary schools.

The Right Angle Podcast

Alongside these monthly updates, you can keep up to date with new releases on the Maths Emporium Social Feed by downloading the app. Simply go to the Maths Emporium homepage using the link below and scan the QR code.

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Lastly, I'd like to wish you and your students the very best of luck in this final push to the exams!

Best regards 

Vicky Wood 

Subject Advisor for Maths and Statistics (UK) 

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