Improvements to our Question Papers

Following the summer 2019 exam series for A level Mathematics, we collected a large amount of feedback from teachers, parents and students. Since 2019 we have continued to conduct our own analysis of students’ performance and have now embedded key principles to ensure our exams are more accessible and that all students have a positive exam experience.


To support you and your students, we’ve created a question guide to show you what these improvements look like in practice and what you can expect in future exam series. We have used questions from our live exam series since 2019 to exemplify each of these improvements.

Read A guide to our question paper improvements (PDF|1.01 MB)

Pearson Edexcel A level Mathematics: Tried, Tested and Trusted

A level Mathematics Efficacy Report

The Pearson UK Efficacy team are pleased to publish the results of the first Efficacy Report for the Pearson Edexcel A level Mathematics qualification. After a difficult year for schools, we reflect on the journey so far for Pearson Edexcel A level Mathematics highlighting the opportunities and the vast range of support that Pearson have created for our teachers and students.

The report reveals how the qualification was designed, its implementation and how we are continually reviewing it to increase the depth and breadth of student learning. It also shares how we are supporting changes to pedagogical approaches which will increase engagement with the subject content. 

Furthermore, the report highlights how we are continuing to consider the potential challenges that come alongside introducing a new qualification and the rigorous processes we are putting in place to support teachers to navigate these. In addition, we explore the ways in which Pearson is working with teachers, examiners and key stakeholders to improve the future of assessments going forward. 

Read the Efficacy Report (PDF|4.62 MB)