The best place to begin is with an outstanding resource from OCR, an excellent teaching and learning resource, **Bridging the gap between GCSE and AS/A Level Mathematics – A Student Guide** (scroll down OCR’s page).

This is quite simply an outstanding resource for students (and their teachers!). Many exercises are provided and the answers are all at the back. OCR have very helpfully provided the document as a Word document.

From Jonny Griffiths try **RISPS **(Rich Starting Points), Open-ended investigative activities for the A Level Pure Mathematics classroom. From the **home page** you can download an Ebook.

Also from Jonny Griffiths his companion sites on **Statistics **and **Carom-Maths **-activities to bridge the gap between A Level and University. You can find a **resource collection from Jonny Griffiths** on TES Reources.

**Making Statistics Vital** has some tasks which could be excellent for the new specification, look at the **this task on World Wide Statistics** for example which includes the task with answers and a spreadsheet with data for 191 countries. **Census at School **is an excellent source of data.

Both **MEI’s** and **Edexcel’s** interactive schemes of work include excellent teaching notes which will help teachers decide on appropriate resources to use.

OCR have linked to some **new sample MEI resources** (Under External Resources). These include some very nice “problem shorts” and also the use of technology to analyse large data sets.

From MEI this **curriculum mapping for their Maths Items of the month resources** is a great resource.

I do like **OCR’s check in tests for GCSE **and I see a small number of check in tests and lesson elements on the A Level subject pages; I assume this collection will grow.

**A Level Maths A Level MEI Maths
A Level Further Maths A Level MEI Further Maths**

From MEI, see this short video presentation on the new specification including the new work on large data sets.

Sign up to **Edexcel’s Mathematics Emporium **for some excellent resources; some of those old A Level papers could be rather useful I suspect.

**Maths Challenge questions** are an excellent resource at any time – not just for preparation for the competitions, particularly with the increased requirement for problem solving skills at all levels. It is possible to access **Maths Challenge questions by topic** for Junior, Intermediate and Senior from **Dr Frosts’s wonderful website** full of outstanding resources.

Very conveniently it is possible to download **zip files of questions by topic**.

The** A level mathematics working group report **is a very valuable document and one I referred to in a presentation on **GCSE Problem Solving** – I do believe we should always look both backwards and forwards to inform our teaching; where have our students been and where are they going? I have also created a new version of the problem solving presentation: **Problem Solving 16:19.**

Eduqas will not be offering AS / A Level Mathematics specifications, but note their **Level 3 Statistical Problem Solving Using Software. **See also ** the International Centre for Statistical Education (ICSE) with Plymouth University **and you can follow **@IntCSE **on Twitter. It may be that some of the resources here will be useful for our teaching of Statistics.

Educas state: “The objective of this qualification is to assist the understanding of the problem-solving cycle of planning, collecting, processing and discussing in meaningful contexts and to use statistical software to process real data sets. It has been specifically designed to be taught in schools and colleges to equip learners aged 16-19 with a broad range of skills empowering them to successfully negotiate statistical problems in Higher Education or the world of work.”

This discovery led me to a **treasure trove of resources** from Educas for Mathematics at all levels, including **GCSE** – this definitely needs further exploration!