Canterbury Teacher Network

Increasing the Number of Girls studying Mathematics post-16


Canterbury Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project allowing teachers of maths to meet, to collaborate and to engage in professional development. We meet each term with a mixture of informal sessions and speaker-led training events. All teachers of level 3 mathematics are welcome to attend.


Advanced maths qualifications benefit all students who’ve passed GCSE Mathematics; however, currently fewer girls opt for them than boys. In 2019 the proportion of A level Mathematics students that were girls was 39%. For A level Further Mathematics the figure was 29%, and for Core Maths 45%

We’d like more girls to choose advanced maths options, to help them realise their full potential.


Rachel Beddoes, Girls' Participation and Careers Coordinator at MEI will be leading this workshop. She will explore strategies that schools and colleges can adopt to promote both greater gender balance in post-16 maths and to increase participation in post-16 maths generally.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Curriculum planning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

2 hours


Canterbury Academy,
Knight Avenue,


Tue 17th Mar 2020

Course times:

16:15 - 18:00


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

John Heffernan
[email protected]
07909 952732

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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