Y12 Problem solving Conference



The Conference is an opportunity for Y12 students to develop higher level problem solving skills and for their teachers to think about how to embed problem solving into their teaching. Schools are invited to send 1 or 2 teachers and up to 15 Y12 students.

Students and teachers will have separate sessions in the morning and work together in the afternoon on new problems. The Professional Development for teachers will help teachers to effectively prepare their students for the problem solving requirements of their final examination and provide them with a plan for developing their most able students, enabling them to consider universities that require admissions tests.

Lunch for teachers wil be provided. For students, light refreshments will be provided but students will need to bring their own lunch. 


  • To develop students' conceptual thinking using a range of problems from pure mathematics
  • To build students' confidence in problem solving
  • To allow students time to work in small groups to discuss ideas and collaborate with others
  • To help teachers to support and the develop their students' problem solving skills in the classroom

Who will benefit from attending?

This is a day for Year 12 A level Maths students who have an interest in developing their higher level problem solving skills, and enjoy working on and solving problems. It is also for teachers of A-level Maths who wish to help to improve the problem solving skills of their students.

The day will suit students who are interested in developing their problem solving skills but have not yet been to any problem solving courses. Those who have already attended an AMSP Higher Level Problem Solving course may find the day is a repeat of ideas they have already met.

Other Information

One teacher from each school should register and a second teacher and up to 15 Y12 students can attend.

Vehicle access to the school is from Upper Thomas Street. To prebook parking at the school, please email Katie Boyce  [email protected] 


This event is for participants from state funded schools, colleges and academies. Applications from independent schools will be accepted and places will only be granted if there is availability.


9.30am Arrival and warm up problems, welcome and introductions 

10.00am - 12.15pm 2 Separate sessions for teachers and students

12.55pm - 2.30pm Combined session for teachers and their students

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Event format:


Event length:

5 hours


West Midlands


King Edward VI School Aston,
Frederick Rd,,
B6 6DJ


Thu 14th Jul 2022

Course times:

09:30 - 14:30


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

Rose Jewell
[email protected]
07458 124664

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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