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Total Maths
Total Maths
Welcome to the August edition

We hope you’re enjoying a fantastic summer. Here’s the August edition of Total Maths to help you keep cool and up to date.

The marking and awarding process for the summer 2019 series is almost complete. If you would like to know more about how we mark and grade exams, about online marking and our quality checks on marking, take a look at our Explaining Examining page.

Read on for news of our Functional Skills approval, summer 2019 series updates and the AMSP’s Core Maths conferences.

If you have any questions or feedback, then please contact us. Our role is to support you as you deliver our qualifications.

Neil, Steven, Ruth and Caroline - your maths Subject Advisors.
01223 553998
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Functional Skills reform update
Functional Skills reform update

We are pleased to announce that our Entry Level maths and English Functional Skills have completed Ofqual's technical evaluation process

This means that all of our reformed Functional Skills qualifications have now completed the process.

We will publish the final sample assessment materials as soon as possible and will update you when they are available on our website.

Our content mapping guides are available now. Delivery Guides and Schemes of Work will be available soon.

Free Functional Skills maths CPD webinars for the 2019-2020 year are now available to book via our website. Additional CPD courses will be announced shortly. You’ll need to create a new login the first time you book a course via our website – this is a change from last year.

Download content mapping guides

Summer 2019 results day

Results day for our AS, A Level, Core Maths and FSMQ qualifications is Wednesday 14 August to centres and Thursday 15 August to candidates.

Results day for our GCSE and Entry Level Certificate qualifications is Wednesday 21 August to centres and Thursday 22 August to candidates.

Summer 2019 results day

Our Getting your results webpage can be shared with students and contains lots of helpful information about results day for all.

If you have a concern about a result there are a number of options available. Our post-results service webpage has all the information you need, including our very helpful ‘Post-results – which service do you need?’ flowchart.

Post-results service

Active Results - enhanced accessibility and performance
OCR A Level maths classroom with teacher and student

Available from results day, Active Results is our free results analysis service that helps you review exam performance.

You can review reports on the performance of individual candidates, cohorts, your whole school and national data. You can also analyse results at question item level and identify trends across your centre, which could inform decisions about pursuing an enquiry about results.

We've recently updated the service to make it more user friendly with enhanced accessibility, speed, and performance. Check out our handy factsheet showing the improvements and benefits. 

Discover Active Results

Summer 2019 materials

All question papers from the summer 2019 series are now available securely via Interchange.

Mark schemes and examiners’ reports will be available on the results day for the qualification. Analysis Grids for GCSE (9-1) Mathematics and candidate exemplar resources will follow.

OCR maths - summer 2019 materials

Please keep these materials secure. If you do not have an Interchange password, please speak to your exams officer.

Summer 2019 question papers

Core Maths naming and conferences from the AMSP

We’re pleased to read the positive feedback on the renaming of our Core Maths qualifications. For more information on the new names, please read our blog.

The Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP) is also running a series of Core Maths webinars and conferences in autumn 2019. 

This includes Core Maths Conferences: Teaching Quantitative Skills at A level (28 Sep and 7 Nov), Core Maths Teaching Webinars (2 Oct) and the final two dates of the Summer and Autumn Series of Core Maths Conferences (11 and 14 Oct). These and more can be found at the AMSP’s events page.

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