Post-16 Projects 2021/22

Developing A Level Pedagogy

Primary focus for 2021/22: A level pedagogy to support Covid recovery

Overview

This project provides national support for the effective development of pedagogy in the teaching of A level Mathematics to support Covid recovery, to enhance the quality of teaching and the conceptual understanding of students, and the development of participants as leaders of A level teaching professional development in their own school or college. It aims to develop and sustain local communities of practice involving collaboration between teachers in developing pedagogy in their teaching of A level Maths. The 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 teachers in schools/colleges/departments that want to develop one or more aspects of their A level pedagogy to support Covid recovery. 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.

What is involved?

Most Work Groups in the project will have three days (or equivalent) of direct meeting time. However, this may be adapted to suit the needs of the group, and could be three full day face-to-face sessions, six part-day/twilight sessions, or a blended mix of face-to-face and online meetings. Lead participants will be expected, where appropriate, to work with colleagues in their own department. Work Groups will be designed to meet the specific needs of the range of experience of participants.

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.

This programme is now full. To register your interest for 2022/23 click here.

Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit

Overview

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.

Who can take part?

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.

What is involved?

 

Most Work Groups in the project will have three days (or equivalent) of direct meeting time. However, this may be adapted to suit the needs of the group, and could be three full day face-to-face sessions, six part-day/twilight sessions, or a blended mix of face-to-face and online meetings.

Participants will be representing their institution and working with colleagues in between Work Group sessions.

What is the cost?

The Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.