This project will provide support for developing the quality of teaching in response to the demands of the new specifications for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), this work group will aim to develop existing A Level pedagogy and support development of the requirements of the new A Levels and understand the purpose of the overarching themes in departments.
Participants will gain confidence in leadership in departments and in developing the overarching themes of the new A Levels.
Who is this for?
People leading development of mathematics teaching and learning in departments with A Level provision and other experienced A Level teachers. For Day 1, this would be Heads or Deputy Heads of Department, KS5 Coordinators, Programme Managers or Course Leaders or others with a similar role. For Days 2-4, this could be the above alongside other colleagues from the department dependent on experience and identified needs in the department. This is not a subject knowledge development programme.
What is involved?
Through face to face Work Group meeting days participating leaders of A Level teaching (and departmental colleagues on subsequent days to Day 1) will develop their practice to effectively plan sequences of lessons which meet the requirements of the new A level, raise awareness in students of the links between mathematical topics within the new A level content and support colleagues in their own schools/colleges in embedding themes from the course in their planning and delivery of new A level teaching.
The programme runs over a series of dates:
Tuesday 15th January 2019 9.30am – 4pm at Durham County Cricket Club, DH3 3QR
Tuesday 12th February 2019 – Twilight Venue tbc
Thursday 28th March 2019 – 9.30am – 4pm Venue tbc
TBC – Mid June 2019 – Twilight Venue tbc
Venues for subsequent dates will be agreed once we know the locations of the participants to ensure accessible to all.
Participant leaders of A Level teaching and teachers will:-
know the requirements of the new A level Mathematics
understand the purpose of the overarching themes
be confident in teaching new aspects of pedagogy
Schools and colleges of participant teachers will:-
improve the capacity of staff to teach A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics
see students develop a more joined-up view of the subject and be better prepared for the new style of exams
Expectations of participants and their schools
Attend face to face Work Group meetings, up to four days (leaders of A Level teaching).
Day 1 is aimed at leading A Level teaching and Days 2 – 4 relate to the overarching themes of the new A Levels.
Partake in further in-school activity, for example, further departmental professional development.