Somerset and East Devon Online Network

Careers from Mathematics


The Somerset and East Devon Online Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project allowing teachers of maths to meet, to collaborate and to share professional development. We meet regularly and the programme is a mixture of interactive discussion and speaker-led training events.


Whilst a level 3 mathematics qualification is commonly considered to be a useful addition to a student's career prospects, the possible pathways and opportunites that exist for students with a mathematical background are not always widely known by the teacher of mathematics. 

In this network session we will:

  • Learn why linking careers to the curriculum is important for maths teachers
  • Showcase practical examples of the use of maths in different careers
  • Explore strategies and recommended resources to help you promote post-16 maths pathways
  • Discover how the AMSP can support you (and your school) meet the Gatsby benchmarks

This session will be useful for all teachers of secondary mathematics. We would love to hear from you about the work you have done in your departments and schools with regard to linking careers with maths.

I am delighted that this network meeting will be led by the AMSP's resident careers in maths expert, Rachel Beddoes. Rachel is the Girls' Participation and Careers Coordinator for the AMSP having previously taught mathematics for 20+ years. She was also a STEM Coordinator, working with businesses to convince students of the utility of maths through its various applications and the different careers that studying STEM subjects could possibly lead to.

Materials and Equipment

The session will be online and will take place on Zoom. We aim to emulate as much of the ‘face-to-face’ experience as possible and would like participants to be proactive in communicating during sessions. Please come armed with a working microphone. We also strongly encourage you to attend with a web-cam.

You will be sent a Zoom link to access the workshop in the days prior to the session and again on the day of the session.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths, 11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Discrete, Leadership, Curriculum planning, Maths in other subjects

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


South West




Wed 17th Nov 2021

Course times:

16:15 - 17:45


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

Tom Rainbow
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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