Assessment in A Level Mathematics


This twilight course, for teachers of AS and A level Mathematics, provides an opportunity to look at the Assessment Objectives and some common principles for marking examination papers. The session will end with a look at some useful resources to help online lesson delivery.


  • To look briefly at the three Assessment Objectives and how they are weighted
  • To look at exemplar questions and see how the different types of marks were awarded
  • Have an opportunity to assess some students' work and see how the marks were assigned
  • Focus on the wording on recent papers which prohibit 'calculator only' solutions

Who will benefit from attending?

All teachers of A level Mathematics, who would like to develop their knowledge and practice, in the light of marking and, therefore, seeing common errors made by students on recent examination papers.

Delegates will get a copy of the Presentation and access to Google Drive link containing all the resources referred to during the session and a lot more!

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. 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. You will need a microphone and headphones/speakers to take engage fully.

As part of our safeguarding procedures please note the following: (i) It is important that you log in with the names you used when you registered for the course otherwise you may not be allowed into the room. If you prefer to use a shortened/alternative name, then do let us/your course tutor know via email in advance of the session. (ii) You must not pass on any of the registration or BBB link details to anyone else.

Don’t forget to bring your own tea and biscuits!


This event is for participants for state-funded schools, colleages and academies. Applications from independent schools will be accepted if there is availability.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1.5 hours


Yorkshire and the Humber


Wed 19th May 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:

Raj Kumar
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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