London North Teacher Network

A Level Single Maths - Exam Paper Workshop


London North Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of A level Mathematics to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet termly. The sessions are split between trainer-led workshops (on a topic determined by staff preferences at previous meetings), teacher led presentations and a 'feedforward' discussion which informs planning for the impending term/year.


This workshop will use the published October 2020 Edexcel A-Level Single Maths exam papers as a basis for

(a) understanding the assessment objectives used by exam boards

(b) discussing how teachers can mark student responses in line with the common marking principles, and

(c) discussing what we can learn from the most recent published external exams.

The session will be led by Pietro Tozzi, who has 36 years of experience as a Maths teacher and trainer, as well as experience as a Head of Department. Pietro has contributed towards the Edexcel/Pearson Training Programme and assisted in the writing of A-Level Schemes of Work (Pure & Mechanics content) for the 2017 Specifications. He also supports and presents at some of the Pearson Collaborative Hubs up and down the country.

The session has been designed to benefit teachers in schools and colleges that might be using the most recent published papers as mock exams, or as a basis for Centre Assessed Grades, with their Year 13 cohort later this term. There will be opportunities to consider the types of questions that were published in the recent exam session and what that might portend for the future; to look in detail at the awarding of marks as instructed in the mark scheme and the examiner's report; to ask questions about the Edexcel October 2020 papers; and to look at the range of support material offered by Pearson.

This workshop is open to centres who use any exam board, but all examples will taken from Edexcel exam papers. If you have any queries about this, or are interested a similar workshop with examples from a different exam board, please contact Angus Grogono.


Materials and Equipment

The AMSP uses Big Blue Button (BBB), which is an online conferencing system that allows participants to collaborate in real time. It is easy to use and has features which enable a tutor and participants to communicate live on-line by using audio, video, instant messaging and, if needed, writing on a shared virtual whiteboard.

The session will be remote and will take place on the Big Blue Button platform, as such you will need a laptop/desktop computer or other internet enabled device. If possible please use a machine with a microphone enabled to allow for chat with other delegates.

We will set up the classroom and send you the classroom link, via e-mail, shortly before the session is due to start. 

BBB is designed to be used on a variety of platforms but you will get the best experience via a desktop or laptop computer, running either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as the browser. Note: Internet Explorer and Edge are not suitable currently.

It is advised that you check the requirements to access the online classroom in advance of the live session that you will be attending. You can do this at any time

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

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Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


Wed 27th Jan 2021

Course times:

16:30 - 18:00


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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Angus Grogono
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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