Key Stage 5 Coordinator Development



The AMSP's 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 five online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered to a small group of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion.


  • To bring together a group of teachers who are aspiring or current KS5 Coordinators in order to share and discuss relevant ideas, resources and concepts.
  • To look at how this role is developing in the current climate of change.

Who will benefit from attending?

New or aspiring KS5 Coordinators; those with responsibility for coordinating post-16 maths courses.


  • Active teaching methods in the KS5 classroom
  • Managing the transfer from KS4 to KS5
  • Curriculum and resourcing
  • Enrichment and student information
  • Working with colleagues

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 £95.

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
28 FebruaryActive teaching methods in the KS5 classroom: Ideas for active lesson methods for the post-16 classroom including problem solving questions, prompting discussion, team work, continuous feedback techniques, fostering the A level attitude to work. This strand will also run through the rest of the sessions.
07 MarchManaging the transfer from KS4 to KS5: Courses to support transfer, summer work, setting the scene with new groups, working with parents, setting, induction, initial assessment.
14 MarchCurriculum and resourcing: Level 3 courses, Core Maths, AS/A Level content: Active materials, assessment structures, structures for AS and A Level FM. Online resources, past papers, sharing resources with colleagues, do you need a textbook?
21 MarchEnrichment and student information: Enrichment sources, embedding enrichment in internal structures, available enrichment externally, enrichment courses, promoting Level 3 Mathematics, advising on University applications, tailoring the course to your students’ needs.
28 MarchWorking with colleagues:Assessing the capability of your department, increasing awareness of A level needs for all KS4 teachers, sharing active methods, developing colleagues to teach A level Maths and Further Maths.


Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, Core Maths, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Leadership, Curriculum planning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Online sessions:




Start date:

28th February 2019

Course times:

16:30 - 18:00



State-sector subsidy:



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

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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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