LOPD | AS Maths: Pure Absolute Beginners

Online series


Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) courses form a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to develop their teaching with confidence in a convenient, stress-free way.

LOPD courses are delivered using a browser-based online classroom that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one or two day course away from school or college, participants will use the internet to meet weekly online.

This course comprises 12 online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered in a small group of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion.


  • To provide teachers who have never offered AS or A level pure maths before with an opportunity to access expert tuition for the content along with ideas for delivering material in an active and engaging way.
  • To provide opportunities to interact with the course tutors and other delegates in a small group to discuss subject content, resources and teaching ideas.

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who are new to offering the AS pure element of the A level Mathematics course and those who are seeking to refresh their approach in this context.


  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Differentiation
  • Functions
  • Integration
  • Binomial expansion
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Logs & Exponentials

Materials and Equipment

You will need access to a good internet connection, using Chrome or Firefox as a browser. You will need a headset with a microphone to engage with the live sessions and most courses also require a means of sharing handwritten maths, such as a mini-whiteboard and webcam, a visualiser or a graphics tablet. Full details of how to set these up can be found on our online classroom support page

Other Information

The order of topics may be subject to change.


All teachers are eligible for this course, however free places are available only to teachers in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Applications for free places will be checked to verify eligibility.

Teachers must ensure that they are able to attend the live sessions before applying for a place as our courses are subject to very high demand: please do not apply for a place if you will not be able to attend at least 75% of sessions. Further instances of our courses will be added to meet demand; if you are not able to attend 75% of the sessions in this course, you might like to consider completing our register of interest form (this is NOT an application form) and letting us know when would be better for you.


This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England, otherwise the fee is £195.

Study Schedule

Date Session content
Sat 08 Jan Algebra 1
Sat 15 Jan Algebra 2
Sat 22 Jan Coordinate geometry
Sat 29 Jan Differentiation 1
Sat 05 Feb Differentiation 2
Sat 12 Feb Functions
Sat 26 Feb Integration
Sat 05 Mar Trigonometry 1
Sat 12 Mar Trigonometry 2, Vectors
Sat 19 Mar Logs and exponentials 1
Sat 26 Mar Binomial expansion
Sat 02 Apr Logs and exponentials 2

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Online sessions:




Start date:

Sat 8th Jan 2022

Course times:

09:00 - 10:30


Free for state-funded schools; £195 otherwise


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The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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