New to teaching A level Mathematics summer school



The New to A level Mathematics Summer School is a 1-week online course designed for teachers with little, or no, experience of teaching A level Mathematics. It is aimed at teachers who have a secure background in the mathematical content of the subject. It is ideal for teachers about to start their first teaching post who will be expected to teach A level Mathematics.

The course, which is run in conjuction with STEM learning, concentrates upon deepening pedagogical content knowledge in key areas of the A level curriculum and ideas for delivery of the over-arching themes of the A level curriculum.


  • To deepen your pedagogical content knowledge in key areas of the A level curriculum
  • To introduce you to a range of ideas for delivery of the over-arching themes of the A level curriculum
  • To develop your understanding of how key concepts that underpin A level mathematics are linked together across the subject

Who will benefit from attending?

  • Teachers who have just completed their initial teacher training programme and are about to take up their first post.
  • Teachers who are new to teaching A level Mathematics, (i.e. have no more than three years experience of teaching it).


There are ten online sessions covering

  1. Misconceptions, mistakes and links with GCSE mathematics
  2. Functions and graphs
  3. Proof
  4. Logarithms
  5. Modelling
  6. Differentiation
  7. Problem Solving
  8. Integration
  9. Mechanics
  10. Statistics


The full course fee is £300. Teachers employed in a state maintained school in England are eligible to a £100 discount on the course fee.

Study Schedule

The course will last for 5 days from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August. There will be two 1-hour delivered sessions per day, starting at 10:00 and 14:00. Each delivered session will be followed by additional group activities, from 11:00-12:00 and 15:00-16:00.

Date Morning 10:00-12:00 Afternoon 14:00-16:00
Mon 23rd August Links with GCSE mathematics Functions and graphs
Tue 24th August Proof Logarithms
Wed 25th August Modelling Differentiation
Thu 26th August Problem Solving Integration
Fri 27th August Mechanics Statistics

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Use of technology

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

20 hours




Mon 23rd Aug 2021

Course times:

10:00 - 16:00




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

Tom Button
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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