February '21 Newsletter: End of Year Assessments, Online Schooling, Half Term and Some Maths to Distract You

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Dear student/parent/customer,

I hope this newsletter finds you all well. In this edition: end of year assessments; online schooling; half term; some maths to distract you.

2021 June Assessments and online schooling

It would have been good to start this newsletter a little more upbeat, but ... There had been hopes that by now we would have an idea of what form this year's final assessments for GCSE's and A levels would take. Unfortunately, the consultation by OfQual only finished on 29th January 2021 and there has been no news since. Therefore, it is going to take at least a week longer for them to come to a decision.
The Prime Minister has indicated " the reopening of schools from Monday 8 March ", so online schooling is likely to continue at least until that date.

Half term 15th to 19th February 2021:

If you would like additional sessions over the half term, then the availability is on the usual page, pamt.uk/available. Or, perhaps, you would like to cancel your session and take a break. Please get back with your preference.

Maths problem of the week (MPOTW)

Each week I have, over the last few months, been posting on my website a maths problem and a solution to the last week's question. These problem are aimed at GCSE students although the style is less guiding than examination questions. You can find this week's, and past week's, at pamt.uk/MPOTW. Give it a go and get back with your solutions or thoughts.

Online Maths Resources

There are plenty of Mathematics resources online. One students regularly use is www.physicsandmathstutor.com (don't confuse this with my URL). Here you can find past papers and mark schemes not just for Mathematics but also for physics, biology, chemistry, economics, geography, English, psychology and computer science. Overall a great resource for GCSE and A level.

Please message with any questions raised due to issues from this newsletter or any other issues you may have. If you do not wish to continue to receive these newsletters, then please message with your request.

  All the best,



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