Core Maths: A Fresh Approach to Teaching Mathematics - Area Coordinator organised day



An engaging event focused on supporting teachers with the delivery of the increasingly popular Core Maths qualifications. This day has been designed to complement our other Core Maths professional development opportunities; all sessions are unique to the day and different to the content covered in our Regional Conferences.


  • To provide teachers with an opportunity to explore resources and teaching approaches that will keep the context alive.
  • To give information about the different specifications and forms of assessment.
  • To network with new and experienced teachers of Core Maths.

Who will benefit from attending?

This course is suitable for anyone who is already teaching Core Maths this academic year, or for teachers who are interested in finding out more prior to teaching Core Maths.


The content for the day will be chosen by the AMSP Area Coordinator taking into account the needs of potential attendees. Sessions on the day* will include:

  • Core Maths and other A levels (cross curricular links)
  • Promoting Core Maths to SLT
  • The Core Maths Quiz
  • Lesson Design - Turning Germs into Gems
  • Lesson Design - The Sealed Room
  • Design of a Scheme of Work and Finding Resources
  • Using Excel for Financial Maths
  • Ongoing Assessment and Core Maths

 *An Area Coordinator organised day will usually include four sessions


State-funded schools, colleges and academies can apply to this course for free.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs. For more information, visit our subsidies page.

Study Schedule

The day will be split into two sessions:

Session 1 - For teachers who are currently teaching Core Maths. This session will focus on getting the most out of the pre-release materials and preparing your students for the upcoming assessments.
11:30Arrival and refreshments
12:00Sharing experiences with other teachers of Core Maths, with a particular focus on areas of the course that your students have found challenging
12:30Getting the most out of the pre-release materials
13:45Exploring approaches and resources to help prepare students for the exams
Session 2 - For teachers and SLT who are thinking of/will be teaching Core Maths from September 2019
15:00Arrival and refreshments
15:30What is Core Maths, who is it for and how can you introduce it in your school?
16:40A hands on model lesson to explore how the approach to delivering Core Maths is different to GCSE


Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


Yorkshire and the Humber


The Innovation Centre Bradford ,
The Design Exchange,
34 Peckover Street,
Bradford ,


Thu 21st Mar 2019

Course times:

12:00 - 17:30



Priority Area subsidy:



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

Raj Kumar
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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