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A celebration of teaching mathematics at KS5, from Core Maths to supporting A level students with higher level problem solving skills needed for university admissions tests.

This one-day conference, hosted at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, 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 by Rob Eastaway and a choice of sessions throughout the day focusing on Core Maths, A level Maths, A level Further Maths and ways to support A level students with university admission tests. After the conference there is an opportunity to visit the museum free of charge. 

Rob Eastaway has been Director of Maths Inspiration since it began in 2004. For five years he was editor of New Scientist's weekly 'Headscratcher' puzzle column, and regularly appears on the award-winning BBC podcast 'More or Less'. His latest book 'Much Ado About Numbers' is about the surprising connections between Shakespeare and the world of mathematics.

The agenda for the conference is:

09:00 - 09:30 Arrival and refreshments 
09:30 - 09:45Welcome and introductions
09:45 - 10:45Opening talk - Rob Eastaway
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00Workshop 1 (choice of three sessions)
12:00 - 13:00 Workshop 2 (choice of three sessions)
13:00 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:45Workshop 3 (choice of three sessions)
14:45 - 15:00Plenary and feedback
15:00 - 16:00Opportunity to visit the museum



  • To provide an opportunity to network and discuss experience of teaching KS5 Maths.
  • To showcase professional development provided by AMSP.
  • To experience tasters of Work Group sessions offered by Maths Hubs.

Who will benefit from attending?

All KS5 Maths teachers from the East of England region.

Other information

Please note that the venue has ample complimentary parking close to the entrance of the conference centre. Further information about the museum and getting to the venue can be found here.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served upon arrival followed by mid morning break refreshments and fresh bakery. Lunch buffet will be served so please ensure you let us know in advance of any allergies. Admission to the museum for one hour will be available after the conference. There is complimentary Wi-Fi available at the venue. 

Study schedule

Workshop 1 | Session Option 1

Thinking graphically in mechanics – Sharon Tripconey, AMSP/MEI Director for Teacher Support

Workshop 1 | Session Option 2

Encouraging girls’ participation in advanced maths – Lily Tang-Gentile and Val Pritchard, AMSP Area Coordinators

Workshop 1 | Session Option 3

Encouraging colleagues to start teaching A level – Chris Savage and Ian Clarke, AMSP Area Coordinators

Workshop 2 | Session Option 1

University Admissions Tests- Who are they for? – Kristin Coldwell, AMSP Area Coordinator

Workshop 2 | Session Option 2

Exploring Core Maths Pedagogy – Howard Astley-Jones, Assistant Director AMSP-NCETM Link Coordinator

Workshop 2 | Session Option 3

Applying Teaching for Mastery principles at KS5 – Susanne Mallett, MEI Maths Education Support Specialist

Workshop 3 | Session Option 1

Introducing the Normal Distribution – Catriona Agg, Work Group Lead for A level Pedagogy, Venn Essex Maths Hub

Workshop 3 | Session Option 2

Tackling modelling style questions in Pure Maths – Maths Mary Harris, Post-16 Lead, Matrix Maths Hub

Workshop 3 | Session Option 3

Using Casio 991CW calculators effectively in KS5 teaching – Val Pritchard, AMSP Area Coordinator

Key facts

  • Reference:#12423
  • Audience:Teachers
  • Curriculum focus:Core Maths, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, University admissions tests
  • Mathematical focus:Problem solving, Use of technology, Statistics, Mechanics
  • Format:Face-to-face
  • Duration:5 hours
  • Region:East of England
  • Venue:IWM Duxford
    CB22 4QR
  • Start date:24 Jun 2024
  • Course times:09:30 - 15:00
  • Fee:Free


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

Joanna Deko
[email protected]

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