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Results 2020
August - Total Maths

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the August edition of Total Maths.

How are things? We hope you’re enjoying the summer with those closest to you.

Dates for the summer 2020 series results days are below and please see our first article underneath for details of our support pages and more.

AS, A Level, Core Maths and FSMQ - Wednesday 12 August to centres and Thursday 13 August to candidates.

GCSE and Entry Level Certificate - Wednesday 19 August to centres and Thursday 20 August to candidates.

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

Neil, Caroline, Steven and Ruth -  your Maths Subject Advisors
01223 553998

Support for current times
Results day

With results days nearly upon us, our support pages have all the latest information you’ll need to prepare.

Our useful infographic can be printed off for use on results day. It shows how centre assessment grades are standardised for GCSEs, AS and A Levels plus other general qualifications.

Lucy Carey, Subject Advisor for psychology, recently spoke to Comberton Village College to find out what measures they are putting in place to help students celebrate their success, deal with any disappointments and ensure staff and student well-being on the day.

Our support section for students includes a wealth of information for your classes, including information about the processes this summer and results slip guidance.

View support pages

Timetables for the autumn 2020 exam series

Exam timetables for the autumn 2020 series are now available from our key dates and timetables page.

AS, A Level and Core Maths assessments will be held in October, from Monday 5 - Friday 23 October.

GCSE assessments will be held in November, from Monday 2 - Friday 27 November.

Autumn 2020 exam series

For AS Maths (H230 & H630), A Level Maths (H240 & H640) and Core Maths (H868 & H869) the Large Data Sets and other pre-release materials that will be assessed in the autumn 2020 series will be those originally issued for use in the summer 2020 series. See our subject information update for more information. 

Key dates and timetables

Ofqual 2021 assessment consultation response
Ofqual consultation

Ofqual have published the outcome of their consultation on potential changes for the 2021 assessments.

It confirms that there will be 'No change to assessment arrangements' for GCSE (9-1) Maths nor AS/A Level Maths and Further Maths.

Read consultation outcomes

New maths resources

We’ve published a number of new resources in the last few weeks.

For GCSE (9-1) Mathematics we’ve just published our first set of Alternative papers. These are amended June 2019 papers (different numbers, same words). Used with students in conjunction with the June 2019 papers, they can help show your students' progression.

New maths resources

For both A Level Maths A and Maths B we’ve published Pure Mathematics Progress Tests, built from the ExamBuilder bank of questions. Find them within 'Practice materials'.

Also for A Level Maths A we’ve published a zip folder of Cambridge Elevate ‘Gateway to A Level’ revision sheets. These worksheets from the Cambridge University Press A Level Mathematics for OCR series help students recover skills learnt in GCSE Mathematics, ahead of starting studies for A Level Mathematics. Find them within 'Teacher guides'.

For A Level Further Maths B (MEI) we’ve published a new Section Check In test for the Mechanics option, covering ‘Vectors and variable forces’.

There’s still more to come, keep an eye on @OCR_Maths for the latest updates.

View resources

Training for 2020-2021
Online Maths professional development training

Our Professional development training programme for maths qualifications in the 2020-2021 academic year is going live to book on to over the coming weeks.

All training for the foreseeable future will be held online, offering the same high-quality training as our face-to-face training.

New courses for the 2020-2021 academic year include GCSE (9-1) Maths ‘Mark schemes and marking training’ and ‘How to reengage disengaged students’.

Keep an eye on the page for more courses appearing shortly.

Maths professional development

Resources for returning to school

We’ve been listing to your concerns about the return to school in September.

To help support you and your students, we’ve worked with our Cambridge colleagues in Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Mathematics, CEM and others to create a comprehensive package of support.

Maths resources

New resources available include support highlights, condensed schemes of work, topic tests and alternative practice papers.

Find out more