West Midlands Teacher Network

Preparing to teach Statistics at A level


The West Midlands Mathematics Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We usually meet termly and the programme is mainly speaker-led training events. We try to provide meetings that look at pertinent issues that have an impact on the West Midlands area.


This Network Meeting, lead by Paul Chillingworth, will suggest ways to prepare students for the statistics section of  A Level Mathematics.  We will look at the changes in approach to teaching concepts with the introduction of the large dataset and the use of the enhanced scientifcic calculator. We consider how these changes are reflected in the questions set by awarding bodies. 

Paul is a member of the AMSP Central Team where he is responsible for organizing online tuition for students studying Further Mathematics A Level.  He also leads the Teaching Statistics Course and delivers other PD such as the use of technology.  Prior to working for the AMSP and the FMSP, Paul taught mathematics for 26 years in both the UK and overseas.

Materials and Equipment

Please bring the calculator that you currently use with students at A level. It would be useful to have a laptop with a copy of your awarding body large dataset on it, so that you can refer to this. 

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths, A level Further Mathematics

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Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

2 hours


Armstrong Room,
University of Wolverhampton Science Park,
Coxwell AvenueWolverhampton WV10 9RU,
Wolverhampton WV10 9RU,
West Midlands,
WV10 9RU


Thu 4th Apr 2019

Course times:

16:00 - 18:30


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

Liz Price
[email protected]
07964 342605

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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