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Total Maths - February Newsletter
Total Maths
Welcome to the February edition of Total Maths

Half-term is almost here, and to help support you in the classrooms we're here with the latest qualification news and updates.

Please remember that the entries deadline for the summer 2020 assessment series is Friday 21 February. If you’re unsure of which tier to enter students for in GCSE (9-1) Maths, read our foundation tier or higher tier blog.

Do you have any students planning to study medicine or dentistry at university? Cambridge Assessment Admission Testing develop and administer the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). They are looking to improve their understanding of what support you need for students applying to study these subjects. If you'd like to feedback please complete the short survey

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

Free Teacher Networks this term
Maths Teacher Networks

Join us in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and Birmingham where our Teacher Networks will focus on teaching algebra at both GCSE and A Level.

Many students struggle with this content, so how can we best equip students to deal with questions on this topic?

We're also off to Sunderland where we’ll review the summer 2019 assessment series across qualifications, including an in depth look at how students have performed over the last few years in GCSE (9-1) Mathematics assessments.

You’ll be able to network with other teachers from your local area, so come along with your best teaching ideas and favourite resources. They’re completely FREE to attend, so book yourself a place and we’ll see you there.

View upcoming Teacher Networks

GCSE (9-1) candidate exemplars

To help you prepare future candidates in GCSE (9-1) Mathematics, discover more about past candidate performance from our candidate exemplar resources.

These resources are available from the summer 2019 assessments as well as previous series. Each document reviews a range of student responses with an examiner's commentary, including notes on marking and more.

GCSE Maths Candidate exemplars

Download candidate exemplars

Large Data sets for AS and A Level Maths B (MEI)
A Level Maths B MEI large data sets

Please remember that for the summer 2020 assessments, the Large Data Set for A Level Maths B (MEI) (H640) will be Large Data Set 2.

The Large Data Set for AS Maths B (MEI) (H630) assessments in summer 2020 will be Large Data Set 3.

Both Large Data Sets can be downloaded from the Maths B (MEI) webpage.

Download Large Data Sets

Understanding the updated mark schemes for Entry Level Mathematics

On 12 March 2020 we have a free Entry Level Mathematics (R449) 'Understanding the Assessment' webinar based on the updated mark schemes.

Maths Subject Advisor Caroline Hodgson will lead you through the updated mark schemes for Entry Level Mathematics (R449) and how to apply these for the Written Tests. 

Entry Level maths - understanding the mark scheme webinar

You'll be able to engage and ask questions so that you can confidently mark the internal assessment.

Book onto webinar

February and March conferences
February and March Maths conferences

Are you heading out to any upcoming conferences? We’ll be at TMMathsIcons (Sheffield, 22 February), the PiXL Maths Conference (London, 11 March) and the La Salle Conference (Manchester, 14 March) in the next few weeks.

If you’re going, pop over to our stand to speak to our Subject Advisors about qualifications, teaching ideas or anything regarding maths. There might be a few freebies available too...

If you have any colleagues teaching subjects that include quantitative analysis (such as biology, geography or psychology), you may wish to let them know about the AMSP’s ‘Core Maths Conference: Teaching Quantitative Skills at A Level’ conference (London, 7 March).

View upcoming conferences

Active Results survey

We’re currently in the process of improving our results analysis service, Active Results. 

To help us ensure we can offer you the best service we’d like to understand the data you require when analysing and reviewing your students’ exam performance. 

Active Results survey

To feedback, please complete our short survey. As a thank you for completing the survey you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win £100 of Amazon vouchers.

You can also find our more about this free results analysis service by visiting the Active Results webpage.

Complete survey