When will the new A Levels be introduced?
The new AS and A Levels for Maths and Further Maths will be introduced for teaching from September 2017. First examinations will be:
AS Level - Summer 2018
AS Further Maths - Summer 2018
A Level - Summer 2018
A Level Further Maths - Summer 2019
What are the key changes to Maths A Level?
- A Level maths will no longer be examined in modules. Instead, the assessment will be linear, meaning all exams will be taken at the end of the course.
- You will no longer be able to choose which topics you teach. Instead the content will be 100% prescribed, so all students will have to study pure maths, mechanics, and statistics.
- Decision maths has dropped from the new A Level (but not from Further Maths).
- For the first time a large data set will be identified in advance, on which statistics questions will be based.
- The question style will change to give more emphasis to modelling and problem-solving.
When will the final accredited specifications be published?
- The AQA AS and A Level Maths specifications have now been accredited by Ofqual. Further Maths is yet to be accredited.
- Edexcel's AS and A Level Maths specifications have been accredited by Ofqual. Final specs are available on their website. Further Maths is yet to be accredited.
What resources are available and when will they be ready?
- AQA. We are publishing brand new resources for AQA's new specification. Our Year1/AS Student Book has been approved by AQA and is now published. Main Student Books from the series have been entered into the AQA approval process.
- Edexcel. We are publishing brand new resources for Edexcel's new specification which will be available from Spring 2017. Student Books from the series have been entered into the Edexcel endorsement process.
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Where can I find more information?