Developing Pedagogy in A Level Maths

In 2019/20, this project will run in Maths Hubs across England and provide support for developing the quality of teaching in response to the demands of the linear specifications for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), Work Groups in this project aim to develop existing A level pedagogy and support development of the requirements of the linear A levels and understand the purpose of the overarching themes in departments. Participants will gain confidence in leadership in departments and in developing others in their department.

Who is this for?

It is suitable for all A Level teachers. This project is not a subject knowledge development programme for teachers new to A level.

What is involved?

Through four face to face Work Group meeting days, participating leaders of A level teaching or experienced teachers will develop their practice to effectively plan sequences of lessons which meet the requirements of the new A level, raise awareness in students of the links between mathematical topics within the new A level content, and support colleagues in their own schools/colleges in embedding themes from the course in their planning and delivery of new A level teaching.

Intended Outcomes

Participant leaders of A level teaching and experienced teachers will:

  • know the requirements of the new A level Mathematics
  • understand the purpose of the overarching themes
  • be confident in teaching new aspects of pedagogy
  • become a part of a developing community of practice.

Schools and colleges of participant teachers will:

  • improve the capacity of staff to teach A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics
  • see students develop a more joined-up view of the subject and be better prepared for the new style of linear exams.

Expectations of participants and their schools

  • Attend face to face Work Group meetings amounting to four half-day sessions.
  • Partake in further in-school activity, for example, trialling teaching approaches or further departmental professional development.
  • Contribute to Work Group evaluation processes

Dates

4th Nov 2019, 2 pm – 5.30 pm.

20th January 2020, 3 pm – 5.30 pm.

9th March 2020, 3 pm – 5.30 pm.

18th May, 3 pm – 5.30 pm.

Venue: Cromwell Community College, Chatteris PE16 6UU