A level Maths: Statistics top-upsOnline Self-paced study
This is an On Demand Professional Development course designed to support teachers who will be offering the Statistics elements in A level Maths, including those using spreadsheets in their work with the large data set.
The course comprises a network of 'pods', designed to complement our Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) course AS and A level Maths: Statistics, enabling teachers to access professional development covering all of the compulsory content for their awarding organisation's specification.
In each pod, teachers will see short videos guiding them through the ideas of the topic along with practice materials, triggers for reflection and suggestions for further study. Teachers will be encouraged to interact and collaborate with others studying the same material via the online forums. An expert tutor will be monitoring the forums and will respond to queries.
The course offers total flexibility regarding when teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year. Teachers will be able to track their progress within the course and to see when they have completed a section, a pod or a full course.
- To introduce teachers to a range of techniques which will enable them to work more confidently with topics in the Statistics section of AS or A level Maths.
- To introduce teachers to a range of techniques which will enable them to work more confidently with the large data set used in their specification for A level Maths.
- To provide opportunities to reflect on subject content, resources and teaching ideas and to discuss these with other teachers via the course forums.
Who will benefit from attending?
All teachers involved in the delivery of the Statistics component of A level Maths.
|Section||Topic||Approximate time to complete*|
|Spreadsheets and the large data set||Introduction to the large data sets||Up to 1 hour|
Using Google Sheets Coming soon!
|Up to 1 hour for one
Up to 1.5 hours for both
|Using GeoGebra||Up to 1 hour|
|Sampling and hypothesis testing||Up to 1 hour|
|Statistics top-ups||Using Desmos for Statistics||Up to 1 hour|
|Modelling with bivariate data Coming soon!||Up to 1 hour|
|Modelling with probability distributions||Up to 2 hours|
*Timings are approximate and suggest the required time for a topic to be counted on a certificate of participation. Further resources are linked from each section and so participants may, if they wish, spend more time than this in consolidating and reflecting on the content. You do not need to complete all sections to request a certificate.
Materials and Equipment
Internet connection with capability to watch video. Access to spreadsheet software, ideally Excel, Google Sheets, Desmos and/or GeoGebra for relevant sections.
Due to the way we are funded, ODPD is only available to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges in England.
ODPD is free of charge for qualifying teachers.
A level Mathematics
Statistics, Use of technology
On Demand Professional Development
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
The ODPD team
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard