Proof, Problem Solving and Modelling in the A Level Classroom



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, mechanics and statistics.

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 2018, from all specifications, agree that "The most significant challenge was the new assessment objectives, which led to changes in the demands placed upon students." (AQA)

In this course we will consider ways in which adressing the overarching themes can be integrated into teaching of the curriculum content. 


  • To consider how the overarching themes of proof problem solving and modelling can be addressed within the curriculum content.

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.


9:30 Registration and refreshments

9:50 Introduction 

10:00 Mathematical Problem Solving

11:20 Break

11:40 Argument, Language and Proof 

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Mathematical Modelling

15:15 Plenary and evaluations

15:30 Close

Other Information

Lunch and refeshments will be provided.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

6 hours


South West


To be confirmed


Wed 17th Jun 2020

Course times:

09:30 - 15:30



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

Jo Denton
[email protected]
01202 692132 Ext 275

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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