Post-16

Supporting Post 16 GCSE resit

Work Group(s) in this project will explore effective ways of teaching key content to GCSE resit students, and working with teachers of post-16 resit GCSE. Participants will, through collaboration and experimentation, deepen their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum demands of GCSE Maths and their awareness of pedagogical approaches that best support students taking GCSE for the second time. Participants’ departments will, through shared good practice, become more effective at teaching GCSE resit, for example by wider and more confident use of teaching approaches such as bar modelling, multiplicative reasoning or realistic contextualisation. Work Group activity will also be influenced by understanding the unfolding support that will be required for transition to the post-16 environment with awarded grades rather than exam results. Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Core Maths

These Work Group(s) give teachers opportunities – through collaboration and experimentation – to develop improved teaching approaches that support the open-ended problem-solving skills Core Maths students need, and share these with departmental colleagues. Participant departments will support the role of Core Maths in promoting contextualised problem-solving and links to teaching in other subject areas.

This project involves a direct working partnership between the Maths Hub Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP). Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Developing A Level Pedagogy

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 Hub Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP). Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Blended Learning - Best Practice

Blended Learning – Best Practice

This project is for secondary and post-16 maths teachers looking for practical and theoretical advice to help deliver the best blended learning model for their GCSE and/or A Level students.

Through regular online meetings, participants will share successes and failures of online teaching, while experiencing for themselves what it is like to be “on the other side” of the virtual learning platform.

Participants will explore a variety of platforms and online teaching tools, looking at the pros and cons of each, pitfalls to watch out for, and tips and hints for making online teaching work well.

The intended outcome of this Work Group is for teachers to have developed their knowledge and understanding of pedagogical strategies for effective online synchronous and asynchronous teaching. Workshops and sessions will take place on-line.