Challenging topics in the new GCSE

Who is this for?

The Work Group will largely consist of pairs of teachers from up to half a dozen secondary schools. Ideally each pair will comprise one teacher with a curriculum responsibility within their department and one other teacher, perhaps a non-specialist.

What is involved?

  • The Work Group will meet half-termly throughout the year.
  • Participants will agree to focus on one (or more) challenging topics
  • Work Groups will develop and share teaching activities and approaches designed to have immediate impact with KS4 students
  • Work Groups will also develop and share teaching activities for KS3 students which better prepare them for the chosen topic
  • Participants will evaluate the success of the activities and approaches


There is no charge for teachers and schools to take part in this Work Group. All costs are met by Maths Hub funds.

Who is leading the Work Group?

Sue Southward, John Stevens and Darroch Allden

The dates are 29th November 2017, 31st January 2018, 7th March 2018, 2nd May 2018 and 13 June 2018.

The first session (29th November) will take place at Cambourne Village Collage.  All sessions will take place after school from 4 pm to 6 pm.

If you are interested please email with the names and contact details of the two colleagues representing your school.

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