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 and you can generate data for your own school too.
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.
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.
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.”