AS Maths: Pure Absolute Beginners



Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) courses form a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to develop their teaching with confidence in a convenient, stress-free way.

LOPD courses are delivered using a browser-based online classroom that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one or two day course away from school or college, participants will use the internet to meet weekly online.

This course comprises 12 online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered in a small group of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion.


  • To provide teachers who have never offered AS or A level pure maths before with an opportunity to access expert tuition for the content along with ideas for delivering material in an active and engaging way.
  • To provide opportunities to interact with the course tutors and other delegates in a small group to discuss subject content, resources and teaching ideas.

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who are new to offering the AS pure element of the A level Mathematics course and those who are seeking to refresh their approach in this context.


  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Differentiation
  • Functions
  • Integration
  • Binomial expansion
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Logs & Exponentials

Materials and Equipment

You will need access to a good internet connection, using Chrome or Firefox as a browser. You will need a headset with a microphone to engage with the live sessions and most courses also require a means of handwriting on the shared whiteboard, such as a graphics tablet or interactive whiteboard.

Other Information

The order of topics may be subject to change.


The course fee for LOPD is £195.

Shortly after applying for an LOPD course, applicants who are working in a state-funded school or college in England will receive a form to be used to apply for a full reimbursement of the course fee. This will be awarded subject to the following conditions being met:

  • the full fee has been paid
  • the applicant has completed at least 75% attendance
  • the applicant has completed the evaluation form for the course
  • the reimbursement application has been submitted

For more information, visit our subsidies page.

Study Schedule

DateSession content
05 FebruaryAlgebra 1
12 FebruaryAlgebra 2
26 FebruaryCoordinate geometry
05 MarchDifferentiation 1
19 MarchDifferentiation 2
26 MarchFunctions
02 AprilIntegration
23 AprilBinomial expansion
30 AprilTrigonometry 1
07 MayTrigonometry 2, Vectors
14 MayLogs and exponentials 1
21 MayLogs and exponentials 2


Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Online sessions:




Start date:

5th February 2019

Course times:

16:30 - 18:00



State-sector subsidy:



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The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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