Raising Girls' Confidence & ParticipationDurham
In the last 2-3 years there has been regular messages given that girls’ participation in A level maths is of concern (due to the statistics that suggest that the amount of those capable of taking mathematics at A level is considerably more than those who actually choose it) and, moreover, this is of particular concern in the North-East. Some universities have held annual events and the AMSP (in the North-East) has also contributed to several days of enrichment activities focussed particularly on girls with regard to Mathematics and careers in Engineering. However there has been little multi agency co-ordination and it seems little attempt to focus staff attention on the issue in terms of developing whole school strategies and dedicated resources.
The aims of this conference therefore is to increase awareness of the issues and potential ways of implementing successful interventions and provide a starting point to delegates, should they so wish, to participate in working groups set up by the hubs to continue strategic work and thinking in addressing this problem.
Who will benefit from attending?
Classroom teachers, Heads of Department & School Leaders
9:15 – 9:45 Arrival
9:45 – 9:50 Welcome & Overview of the Day
9:50 – 10:00 Rachael Beddoes - AMSP: National vs Local Picture - a brief foray into the data.
10:00 – 11:15 Sarah Cosgriff – Institute of Physics: Gender Bias
BREAK TIL 11:30
11:30 – 12:15 Rachael Beddoes - AMSP: A look at some potential strategies/resources for effective intervention
LUNCH TIL 1:00
1:00 – 2:00 Guest Speakers from local area including Eleanor Baggaley and Alex Frettsome (local maths hubs).
BREAK TIL 2:15
2:15 – 3:15 Discussion & Invitation to join working groups lead by HUBS. Eleanor & Alex
To book your place please contact
A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths
Face-to-face Professional Development
Durham Sixth Form Centre,
Fri 25th Oct 2019
09:45 - 15:15
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
Teacher Support Admin Team
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard