Raising Confidence with Higher Mathematics in the GCSE classroom



This one-day course focuses on increasing classroom confidence with GCSE topics that are vital for students continuing into Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics study. It provides strategies and ideas for teachers to use immediately in their classrooms to develop the skills of their students. There will be opportunities to consider how these concepts and resources could be embedded in professional practice and contribute towards a curriculum intent document.


  • To raise the confidence of students when working with the more demanding topics in GCSE Mathematics
  • To provide alternative strategies and resources for teachers to use in classrooms
  • To support teachers in preparing students for maths beyond GCSE

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who wish to improve their teaching of GCSE maths and want to support their students with the transition into post-16 maths.

Please note: This course also ran in the 2018-2019 academic year so teachers who attended these courses should not apply.


Raising Confidence with Higher Mathematics aims to provide strategies and ideas for teachers to deepen their students' understanding of higher mathematics topics, and to encourage them to study maths beyond GCSE.

Other Information

To get the most from our GCSE maths courses, it is suggested that your school/college also attends the other one day courses in the Raising Confidence suite. However, it is not necessary for the same teacher to attend all three. Raising Confidence has been designed to support different teachers on different days. All courses include pre- and post-course tasks to support teachers in discussing the content of the days, allowing them to share good practice across their departments.

We are hoping to run an additional course at the University of Birmingham, probably in March and this event will be added as soon as the date is confirmed.


Raising Confidence with Higher Mathematics is free to state-funded schools and colleges.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


West Midlands


The Studio at The Hive,
Sawmill Walk,
The Butts,


Wed 25th Mar 2020

Course times:

09:30 - 16:00



Priority Area subsidy:



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

CPD Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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