Edexcel frequently publishes new material, keep an eye on new publications by changing the Sort By filter to ‘Latest’. Published in October 2019 we have a new guide to support for AS and A Level Mathematics. On page 5 there is a really useful list of teacher guides, these are so valuable for teachers and on page 7 another great list – sample, exemplar and past assessment materials; these include model answers – a great teaching resource.
We now have enhanced content guidance which provides further exemplification of specific areas of the subject content.
A new set of mock papers will be published in January 2020 as well as more practice papers focusing on the new elements of content and new question types introduced in the reformed qualification.
Slides are available from training events. These slide sets are very comprehensive and will be very useful for teachers new to the specification.
Edexcel Teaching & Learning Materials include Course Planners and 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 including answers and commentary on sample assessment materials and support for Statistics and Mechanics. These Teaching Guides are 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 the 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 for 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.