Introduction to Mechanics at A level for Beginners



Two twilight CPD events for teachers who are new to teaching mechanics.

Session 1: Monday 24 June 2019, 15.30 - 17.45

Session 2: Monday 1 July, 15.30 - 17.45

This course may also be suitable for teachers of the higher GCSE who wish to broaden their knowledge.

This course is for teachers who have not previously taught mechanics.  It will cover the key topics of motion and force which underpin the mechanics content of the new Maths AS/A Level.


  • To introduce the fundamental concepts of motion and force.
  • To strengthen teachers understanding of the content required in the linear AS and A level mathematics specifications.
  • To explore and discuss teaching ideas and resources which deepen students understanding of these concepts.

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who are new to teaching mechanics. 


The order of content may be changed, but will include the following:

An introduction to forces: understanding vectors and drawing force diagrams.

Newton’s laws of motion: an introduction to the laws and their applications.

Motion-time graphs and the language of mechanics.

Constant acceleration: deriving equations and making links.

Other Information

The sessions are designed to complement one another, and it is strongly recommended that delegates attend both in order to get a full overview of the basic concepts. However, it will be possible to only attend one session; if this is your intention please make this clear at the time of booking.

Prior knowledge of GCSE Higher Tier content and a working knowledge of AS pure mathematics is desirable, but not essential.


The sessions are free of charge.

However if a delegate fails to attend or cancels their  booking with 5 working days of the event a charge of £30 may be made to the relevant school or college.

Study Schedule

Two twilight sessions, 15.30 - 17.45

on Monday 24 June and Monday 1 July 2019.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

4.5 hours


West Midlands


Erasmus Darwin Academy,
Pool Road,


Mon 24th Jun 2019

Course times:

15:30 - 17:45




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

Richard Stakes
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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