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Welcome to the June edition

We hope you had a great half-term and are all ready for the final part of the 2018-2019 year.

Read on for news of our Functional Skills approval and how we’re supporting you in these and other qualifications in a variety of roadshows, webinars and conferences.

You can also now read our guest blog by Tom Button, Mathematics Technology Specialist for MEI, featuring an innovative approach to using technology in the teaching, learning and assessment of mathematics.

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

Neil, Ruth, Caroline and Steven - 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 Level 1 and Level 2 maths and English Functional Skills have completed Ofqual's technical evaluation process.

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

We have some further changes to make to our Entry Level Functional Skills in maths and English, but they will be ready soon. In the meantime to help you prepare, our content mapping guides are available now.

Download mapping guides

Functional Skills roadshows and webinars

To help you prepare for delivering the new Functional Skills qualifications, we’ll be supporting you both in person and online.

Our Functional Skills roadshows are free to attend and will be taking place around the country later this month and in July.

Book your free place now and get yourself fully prepared for September 2019.

Functional Skills Roadshows

If you’re unable to make any of the free roadshows, we’re also running free webinars on the upcoming qualifications. The next webinar is Thursday 13 June and then we’ve another on Thursday 11 July.

Book onto a Roadshow

Summer 2019 series
Summer 2019 series

The summer 2019 series is now well underway. Question papers are being published to Interchange just a couple of days after each paper is sat.

Please be aware that many centres will be using these papers for mocks in the coming year, so please do keep them secure by not posting them anywhere publically.

Don’t forget also our tips for revision and managing exam stress, which your students may find useful.

Student exam support

Summer conferences

Our Maths team will once again be attending a wide range of post-exams conferences this summer. 

We’ll be heading to La Salle Education’s MathsConf19. the MEI conference, the JustMaths conference  plus a number of smaller regional conferences.

Maths summer conferences

If you’re attending any, drop by our stand for some maths conversation and maybe even pick up some freebies.

View upcoming Maths events

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing writer
OCR Maths paper and calculator

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing are looking for new maths question writers to join their team. Training is given, so you do not have to have previous question writing experience.

Opportunities are available to write for STEP, BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test, which has a maths component) and the Test of Mathematics for University Admission.

If you are interested in finding out more about the process or how to get involved, please visit their website.

Find out more

Free Core Maths Conferences from the AMSP

Are you teaching Core Maths or thinking of introducing it in your school or college?

The Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP) is running a series of FREE Core Maths Conferences in nine different venues from June to October.

Advanced Mathematics Support Programme

The days are for prospective, new and experienced Core Maths teachers and each one includes optional workshops, a resources session and a keynote speaker (Ben Sparks, Rob Eastaway or Bobby Seagull).

State funded schools are welcome to bring as many of their department as they would like.

Book your place