AQA Level 2 Further Maths; Session 2 - Matrices


  • What is required in the Matrices element of the AQA L2 Further Maths qualification and how can I best teach it?

GCSE students are unlikely to have met Matrices before but there is a nice link to the transformation work done at GCSE. This session looks at the requirements of the AQA Level 2 Further Maths course, and considers pedagogical approaches to this topic.

You may also be interested in the first session of this CPD, Tuesday 29th June 4.30pm to 6pm; please go to the Session 1 event page for more details and to apply. In this earlier session we will have looked at why and how students should be offered the AQA Level 2 Further Maths course and also covered the Graphs and Functions topic which is an extension of the work done at GCSE.


  • To familiarise teachers with the Matrices topic in the AQA Level 2 Further Maths course
  • To develop approaches to teaching that engage all students in their AQA Level 2 Further Maths learning

Who will benefit from attending?

  • Are you planning to start delivering the course soon?
  • Did you teach the previous specification and need to update yourself on the changes in the new specification?

This session is aimed both at teachers who are new to the course, but also those who would like support with the pedagogy of the topics which are extra to GCSE Maths.

Materials and Equipment

The session will be on the Zoom platform. 

The link to the session will be emailed in the week before the session.

You are advised to use a headset or headphones with a microphone to provide the best sound quality and to prevent audio issues for other users. A laptop with a built-in webcam and microphone may be sufficient if you’re in a quiet area but please take the time to check this before the session.

In order to fully participate in the meeting please be willing to use your camera and microphone, although if this is impossible the chat option will be available.

We will be using a Desmos activity so please use a device which can support this. 

As part of our safeguarding procedures please note the following:
(i) It is important that you log in with the names you used when you registered for the meeting otherwise you may not be allowed into the room. If you prefer to use a shortened/alternative name, then do let us know via email in advance of the session.
(ii) You must not pass on any of the registration or Zoom meeting details to anyone else.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1.5 hours




Thu 8th Jul 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:

Lesley Swarbrick
[email protected]
07590 075010

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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