The Art of Teaching Problem Solving, Modelling & Proof in A Level Mathematics



This one day course for teachers of AS and A level Mathematics, provides an opportunity to consider how the new 'overarching themes' of proof, problem solving and modelling can be delivered together with aspects of the curriculum content from pure mathematics.

Although these themes have always been a part of A level Mathematics, they now account for 50% of the marks in the new assessment objectives. Examiners' reports on the new AS and A level Mathematics from summer 2019, from all specifications, agree that the most significant challenge was the new assessment objectives, which led to changes in the demands placed upon students.

As part of the day we will also focus on the University Admissions Tests, and how these can be used to enhance the Problem Solving aspects of lessons for all students, particularly those aiming at A* to B grades.


  • To consider how the overarching themes of proof problem solving and modelling can be addressed within the curriculum content.
  • To understand the scope of University Admission Tests and how these can be used to support high grades.

Who will benefit from attending?

All teachers of A level Mathematics who would like to develop their teaching to address the new assessment objectives in A level Mathematics, and support students to achieve high grades.

Other Information


Presenter Pietro Tozzi, has been teaching/training for 35 years and has Head of Department experience. Pietro has contributed towards the Edexcel/Pearson Training Programme and assisted in the writing of A-Level Schemes of Work (Pure & Mechanics content) for the 2017 Specifications. He also supports and presents at some of the Pearson Collaborative Hubs up and down the country.


Presenter Sally White is the AMSP Regional Lead for Yorkshire and the Humber, with a background in engineering, and 20 years experience in teaching, including Head of Department and Head of Faculty roles, as well as experience supporting many students to achieve offers from top Universities.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


Yorkshire and the Humber


The Innovation Centre Bradford,
The Design Exchange,
34 Peckover Street,


Wed 18th Mar 2020

Course times:

09:30 - 15:45



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

Raj Kumar
[email protected]
07508 956 426

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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