How demanding are the new A Level maths questions?
This is the question that Ofqual will be asking PhD students and maths teachers when it conducts a research study in July this year.
The research aims to compare the level of difficulty of exam boards’ sample assessment materials by comparing pairs of exam questions so that the new qualifications are of the right level of demand and to make sure all boards’ papers are equally challenging.
Following an initial pilot, the more reliable participants will take part in a further, main study.
The new A Level maths qualifications will be taught for the first time in September 2017.
Any current A Level maths teachers who are interested in taking part in the research should contact Ofqual for more details.