POST-16

Post-16 Work Groups for 2022/23

All application forms for Work Groups are accessed through the underlined project title.

DEVELOPING A-LEVEL CURRICULUM

These Work Groups uniquely offer lead participants the opportunity for sustained Core Maths professional development through collaboration over time. Teachers are provided with opportunities, through collaboration and experimentation, to develop improved teaching approaches that support the open-ended problem-solving skills Core Maths students need to develop.

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

WHO CAN TAKE PART?
The target group for lead participants in these Work Groups is all experienced and developing teachers of Core Maths from schools and colleges in at least their second year of teaching Core Maths. These may be teachers in post-16 settings whose main subject is maths or whose main subject is not maths. Lead participants will be expected, where appropriate, to work with colleagues in their own department.

Teachers who will find this Work Group particularly useful include those who may have already completed other A level subject knowledge and pedagogy courses (such as Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM) or Preparing to Teach A level Mathematics), and who are able to work with other colleagues in their own or other schools.

NEW TO TEACHING CORE MATHS

A key change in 2022/23 is that the participant requirement of only being in their first year of teaching Core Maths has been extended to teachers who are in the first two years of teaching Core Maths and are teaching a Core Maths class during the academic year 2022/23.

The programme has a primary focus on Core Maths subject knowledge and pedagogy and will be based on these six key themes which are common to all the Core Maths specifications:

Using contextualised problem-solving
Applying Fermi estimation and modelling
Developing critical analysis
Making sense of finance
Using the pre-release materials
Exploring statistics.

Technology and online teaching will be underlying themes throughout the programme.

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

SUPPORTING POST-16 GCSE RESIT

Work Groups in this project will explore effective ways of teaching key content to GCSE resit students, and effective ways of working with teachers of post-16 resit GCSE in the context of Covid recovery. 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. This will come from exploring wider and more confident use of teaching approaches such as bar modelling, multiplicative reasoning, realistic contextualisation or teaching for mastery approaches.

This project is for teachers of post-16 GCSE Maths resit and/or any head of department where post-16 GCSE Maths resit is taught. Participants may be based in FE colleges, sixth form colleges, schools with post-16 provision or other post-16 settings.