New to Year 12 Problem Solving Conference



This conference will be of interest to year 12 A level maths students who are looking to explore mathematical problem-solving more deeply. Attending this day will not only help students with their Mathematics / Further Mathematics A-level, but will help to prepare them if they are thinking of going on and studying mathematics or a mathematics related degree at university or a future STEM career. It will include some examples from and information about admission tests which have some mathematical content. Teachers are welcome to attend with their students and will have the opportunity to work alongside them on problems.

Basic refreshments will be provided for everyone during breaks in the programme, but students should bring their own packed lunch with them (which should not include any products containing peanuts). There will be a buffet lunch available for teachers.


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.


The conference consists of several workshops, some of which will give students the opportunity to solve a variety of mathematical problems. Other workshops include how to get started, how to set out solutions and how to work in a group to solve a problem.

As well as general mathematical problems, the workshops will include examples from mathematics admissions tests as well those for other subjects such as BMAT and NSAA.

There will be an enrichment talk to close the day.



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.


 09:15 – 09:30              Arrival and registration

09:35 – 09:45              Welcome

09:50 – 10:40              Workshop 1

10:40 – 11:00              Break

11:00 - 11:50              Workshop 2

11.50 – 12:45              Lunch

12:45 – 13:35              Workshop 3

13:40 – 14:30              Enrichment talk



 This event is free for students and teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:


Event length:

5 hours


East of England


Julian Study Centre,
University of East Anglia,
Chancellors Drive,


Wed 14th Sep 2022

Course times:

09:30 - 14:30

State-sector subsidy:



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

Ian Clarke
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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