Core Maths Teaching Workshop



An engaging event focused on supporting teachers with the delivery of the increasingly popular Core Maths qualifications as well as contextualised problem solving in other maths courses or courses with mathematical content. This day has been designed to complement our other Core Maths professional development opportunities; all sessions are unique to the day.


  • To provide teachers with an opportunuity to explore resources and teaching approaches useful for contextualised problem solving.
  • To network with new and experienced teachers of Core Maths and, possibly, other subjects.
  • To consider how best to structure and deliver the course in your school for your students.

Who will benefit from attending?

This course is suitable for anyone who is already teaching Core Maths this academic year, for teachers who are interested in finding out more prior to teaching Core Maths or teachers of other Level 3 courses which have mathematical requirements.


State-funded schools, colleges and academies can apply to this course for free.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs. For more information, visit our subsidies page.

Study Schedule

12.00 - 12.30pm                  Registration and sandwich lunch

12.30-1.50pm                     Challenging Topics in Core Maths

A chance to explore the questions that students have found particularly challenging in the four exam sittings so far. Reflect on ways to support them and resources that will develop these skills.

1.50-2.30pm                       Resources

Discover which resources we think are particularly engaging and useful for generating mathematical thinking. Suggest topics you have found particularly hard to resource and we will point you in the right direction. This is also a great opportunity to share activities that have worked well for you.

2.30-4.15pm                       Getting the most out of the pre-release and Preparing for Assessments

During this session we will examine what has been examined based on the pre-release in previous years. How can you help your students to really understand the contexts provided? We will also get a chance to create questions from the pre-release material for 2020 (please note that only AQA and NCFE material will have been released by this date).

4.15-4.30pm                       Next Steps and Evaluation

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development


North West


Foresight Centre,
University of Liverpool,
L69 3GL

Start date:

Tue 10th Mar 2020

Course times:

12:00 - 16:30



Priority Area subsidy:



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

Martin Bamber
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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