Resilience for Resits


How can you help build resilience in your GCSE re-sit students? 

This afternoon session will look at which pedagogical approaches help to do this, and also what language and behaviours improve pupils' confidence and resilience when studying for their GCSE re-sit.

We'll also take a look at task design, and consider which types of task work well for building confidence in these students.

Depending on the situation, we might also consider how we can apply some of these strategies in live online lessons.


  • Understand why some pupils give up when tackling maths problems
  • Explore which pedagogical approaches help build resilience in learners
  • Explore which task designs help build learners' resilience in maths
  • Consider how to apply all of the above to live online lessons

Who will benefit from attending?

This session is aimed mainly at teachers of Maths GCSE Re-sit classes, but would also be useful for KS4 maths teachers generally and also teachers of Core Maths.

Materials and Equipment

You will need a pen/pencil and some paper (and maybe a calculator!)

Other Information

We will meet online via the "Big Blue Button" conferencing software.

You will receive a link half an hour before the meeting and this will take you to the meeting browser (please do not pass this link on to anyone else).

There is no need to download any software beforehand: BBB is designed to be used on a variety of platforms (including most smartphones) but you will get the best experience via a desktop or laptop computer, running either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as the browser.

You will need a webcam, microphone and headphones/speakers to take engage fully.


Free to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Curriculum planning, Reasoning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

75 minutes

Online sessions:



North West


Tue 4th May 2021

Course times:

16:15 - 17:30




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

Adrian Hall
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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