Craig Barton interviews guests from the wonderful world of education about their approaches to teaching, educational research and more. All show notes, resources and videos here: https://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/
As part of my trilogy of interviews with the awarding bodies about the new Maths GCSE, and what it is like to do their job, I spoke to Andrew Taylor from AQA.
For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/1-andrew-taylor-head-of-maths-at-aqa/
On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast I spoke to Andrew Taylor, the Head of Maths at AQA.
I asked Andrew many questions, including:
- Does he feel that the Maths GCSE actually needed changing?
- What are the biggest differences, in his opinion, between the current and new specs?
- What advice does he have for teachers when preparing their students for the new Maths GCSE?
- What will the new Maths GCSE grade boundaries look like?
- What tier of entry would he recommend for a Grade C student?
- And the big one… why should schools choose AQA ahead of the other exam boards?
All of the resources Andrew mentions can be found at All About Maths: http://allaboutmaths.aqa.org.uk/home
The lovely (and free!) AQA Diagnostic Questions quizzes can be found at: https://www.diagnosticquestions.com/aqa
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