Developing A Level Pedagogy

A project to develop national support for the effective development of pedagogy in the teaching of A level Mathematics

This project provides national support for the effective development of pedagogy in the teaching of A level Mathematics to enhance the quality of teaching and the conceptual understanding of students. Its aim is to develop and sustain regional communities of practice involving collaboration between teachers. The focus is on developing pedagogy in A level Maths teaching, and developing participants as leaders of A level teaching professional development in their own school or college.

This project involves a direct working partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).

Who can take part?

The project is aimed at schools/colleges/departments that want to develop one or more aspects of their A level pedagogy including use of technology. It would be suitable for existing leaders of A level teaching or experienced teachers of A level Maths who wish to lead the development of pedagogy in A level teaching with other colleagues in their own or other schools/colleges. Teachers who will find this Work Group particularly useful include those who have already completed other A level subject knowledge and pedagogy courses (or similar) and are able to work with other colleagues in their own or other schools/colleges.

What is involved?

The working group will be run remotely via Zoom and will run across 6 twilight sessions from 4.00 – 5.30.

Participants are expected to attend each session and to take part in GAP tasks between each session, the nature of which will be determined in each session.

What will you learn?

Participants and their departments will:

  • know the content and requirements of the linear A level Maths
  • understand the purpose of the over-arching themes and their impact on teaching and learning, including use of technology
  • be confident to teach aspects of the content (particularly mechanics and statistics)
  • plan sequences of lessons which meet the requirements of the A level, including addressing the overarching themes and use of technology
  • support colleagues in their own school/college in embedding themes from the Work Group.

What is the cost?

The Developing A Level Pedagogy project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and the AMSP so is free to participating schools/colleges.

Expectations of participants and their schools

Schools/colleges must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme. This involves a total of three days of face-to-face (or equivalent) support across the academic year, as well as classroom and school-based activity. Participants must also be supported by their school/college leadership to explore outcomes from the project with other colleagues in their department.

Dates

8th December 16:00-17:30                                     

19th January  16:00-17:30

9th March       16:00-17:30

13th April        16:00-17:30

 8th May          16:00-17:30

29th June         16:00-17.30