Note that the page Specifications & Support includes information relevant for all examination boards.
Edexcel AS and A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics
Note the free support materials including the new guides to these new specifications.
Edexcel Specification & Sample Assessment Materials note the inclusion of a data set for AS and A Level.
Slides are available from the Summer Launch Event.
Note this information on Edexcel’s Interactive Scheme of work. Edexcel are offering any teachers free access to lots of free teaching content.
To quote Edexcel: their interactive scheme of work:
- gives you free access to our digital Edexcel Statistics and Mechanics Year 1/AS textbook, so that you can get familiar with this now compulsory content (note – till Autumn 2017)
- hosts free topic tests from Pearson’s Progression Service, covering all of AS and A level Mathematics
- provides lots of teaching guidance for each topic, such as opportunities for reasoning/problem-solving, common misconceptions, examiner report quotes and prerequisite knowledge.
Edexcel Teaching & Learning Materials include Schemes of work:
These schemes of work are very clear indeed. For each unit of work you will find Specification References, Prior Knowledge including GCSE Specification References and Key Words. For each sub-unit you will find Objectives, Teaching Points, Opportunities for Reasoning / Problem Solving, Common Misconceptions / Examiner Report Quotes.
The Teaching and Learning Materials offer excellent support, note the support for Statistics and Mechanics. The Teaching Guide is very thorough indeed, as Edexcel say for their Statistics guide, and similarly for Mechanics:
“This booklet looks at statistics content of AS and A level Mathematics qualifications and is intended to offer explanations of the terminology that is being used in specifications, guidance on how to approach teaching of the content and help on where and how to use technology to support the delivery of the course. This document is designed to give teachers a starting point and does not include all possible approaches to topics discussed.”
The Teaching and Learning Materials also include Mathematics and Further Mathematics baseline tests.
Signing up to the wonderful Mathematics Emporium is highly recommended, note that it is a free website intended for the use of teachers of mathematics in secondary schools, regardless of what board you use. Register for an account and ensure you supply a correct centre e-mail address in your name for verification, your centre name and centre number.
Some of the older papers could be a useful source of questions.
See also Mathematics A Level 1986.