Problem Solving for Grade C Students



Many teachers have concerns that middle attaining students are struggling with the problem solving requirements of the new specifications. This course has been devised to attempt to meet these needs.


  • To consider approaches to teaching that will support the mathematical understanding of typical A level students
  • To consider strategies for supporting problem solving for these students

Who will benefit from attending?

All teachers of  A level students who share these concerns and wish to discuss teaching approaches


We will look at strategies which could assist middle attaining students in progressing towards their predicted A level grades.  There is no magic bullet, but we believe these ideas could form the basis of a departmental strategy for addressing the issue.

Materials and Equipment

The session will be remote and will take place on Zoom and we will be using a desmos activity so you will need a laptop or pc or similar. A headset with microphone will also be needed. 

Other Information

We hope to follow this session with another event in the summer term to look at resourcing and scaffolding questions for this group of learners.


This course is for teachers in the AMSP East Midlands region but others are welcome and will be allocated places if there is capacity

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Problem solving

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1.5 hours

Online sessions:



East Midlands


Wed 17th Mar 2021

Course times:

16:30 - 18:00


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

Caroline Wilson
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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