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A celebration of all things KS5, from Core Maths to Uni Admissions tests.

This one-day conference at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences is organised jointly by the AMSP and the East of England NCETM Maths Hubs and will showcase current outstanding professional development opportunities for teachers of maths in our communities. 

The conference will feature a keynote talk from Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter and a choice of sessions throughout the day focusing on Core Maths, A level Maths, A level Further Maths/University Admission Tests and transition to KS5 Maths

David Spiegelhalter is Emeritus Professor and Fellow of Churchill College at Cambridge University. He works to improve the way in which risk and statistical evidence are taught and discussed in society: he gives many presentations to schools and others, advises organisations on risk communication, and is a regular commentator on risk issues. He presented the BBC4 documentaries Tails you Win: the Science of Chance and the award-winning Climate Change by Numbers. He was elected FRS in 2005, awarded an OBE in 2006, and was knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics. In 2011 he came 7th in an episode of Winter Wipeout.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided for all delegates.


  • Opportunity to network and discuss KS5 Maths experiences.
  • Showcasing the professional development on offer from AMSP.
  • Tasters of Work Group sessions offered by the Maths Hubs.

Who will benefit from attending?

All KS5 Maths teachers from the East of England region.


09:30 - 10:00 Arrival and refreshments 

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and introductions

10:15 - 11:15 Opening talk: Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:15 Workshop 1 (choice of three sessions)

12:15 - 13:00 Workshop 2 (choice of three sessions)

13:00 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 14:30 Workshop 3 (choice of three sessions)

14:30 - 14:45 Break

14:45 - 15:00 Plenary and feedback

Other information

Please note that the venue does not have any parking available for delegates. 

Please use a Madingley Road Park and Ride, Cambridge, CB3 0EX (16 minutes walk or short ride in the park and ride bus). 

Study schedule

Workshop 1 choices:

Session 1: Thinking graphically in mechanics - Sharon Tripconey, AMSP/MEI Director for Teacher Support

Session 2: Teaching Problem Solving in A Level Maths - Mary Harris, Post-16 Lead, Matrix Maths Hub

Session 3: Space Station, Moon and Beyond - Graham Colman, Post-16 Lead, Angles Maths Hub

Workshop 2 choices:

Session 1: Teaching hypothesis testing at A level - Catriona Agg, Post-16 Lead, Venn Essex Maths Hub

Session 2: Core Maths: Teaching a lesson following triggers and narratives - Joanna Deko, AMSP Regional Lead

Session 3: Supporting students at A level - Val Pritchard AMSP Area Coordinator 

Workshop 3 choices:

Session 1: Encouraging girls’ participation in advanced maths - Chris Savage and Lily Tang-Gentile, AMSP Area Coordinators

Session 2: Use of Dynamic graphing software as a teaching tool - Mary Harris, Post-16 Lead, Matrix Maths Hub

Session 3: Preparing students for maths rich degrees: Problem solving in further maths and university admissions tests – Kristin Coldwell, AMSP Area Coordinator

Key facts

  • Reference:#11111
  • Audience:Teachers
  • Curriculum focus:A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, Core Maths, University admissions tests
  • Mathematical focus:Problem solving, Mechanics, Statistics, Use of technology
  • Format:Face-to-face
  • Duration:5 hour(s)
  • Region:East of England
  • Start date:15 May 2023
  • Fee:FREE
  • TSMA subsidy:200


If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Joanna Deko
[email protected]

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