A Level Reform

Just some simple updates this week – note some new documents on the A Level Reform page. There are already several very clear resources from MEI who continue to document the new specifications. See their comparison of the specifications from the different Examination Boards which provides a summary of the differences between the current and the 2017 specifications for AS and A level Mathematics and also Considerations for choosing a new specification.

MEI Sample Scheme of Work

MEI Sample Scheme of Work

Something to keep an eye on is MEI’s 2017 Scheme of Work which will be freely available from Spring 2017. The sample units currently available look excellent. Each unit (there will be 43) is based on a topic and includes a commentary of the underlying mathematics, a sample resource, a use of technology, links with other topics, common errors, opportunities for proof and  questions to promote mathematical thinking.

Staying with MEI – check the Conference 2016 resources which includes a session on teaching Statistics as part of the new A Level specification and notes from several other sessions on the new A Level specifications.

See also A Level – Draft Specifications.