Getting a feel for A level Mechanics



The Kent and Medway Maths Conference is an annual event where the AMSP and the Kent and Medway Maths Hub come together to provide outstanding professional development opportunities for teachers of maths in Kent and Medway. The conference is taking place online this year and is running as a series of twilight workshops. This event is one of those workshops.

Session description

How do you know when to trust your intuition in A level mechanics, and how do you develop that intuition in the first place? This session will explore ways of enhancing students’ understanding of mechanics through simple modelling tasks, practical activities and demonstrations.

About the presenter

Toby Rome is a National Coordinator for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme, where his responsibilities include leading the Teaching Mechanics sustained courses. Prior to joining the AMSP Toby spent 16 years teaching maths in a large comprehensive school just outside of Bristol, where he was Head of Sixth Form.

Who will benefit from attending?

Participants should already have reasonable familiarity with the mechanics concepts covered in A level Mathematics.

Materials and Equipment

Teachers will need access to reliable broadband and a microphone to be able to take an active part in the workshops. 

Links to access the workshops will be emailed to successful applicants prior to each event.


Teachers working in schools in Kent and Medway will be given priority when applying to take part in this event. Teachers from other areas of the country may be allocated places at the workshops if additional capacity is available.


All workshops in the Kent and Medway Conference 2020 are provided free of charge.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Pure, Problem solving, Curriculum planning, Reasoning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

8 days


London and South East

Start date:

Thu 12th Nov 2020

Course times:

16:00 - 17:30


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

John Heffernan
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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