New to teaching A level Mathematics summer school



This year our acclaimed annual four day summer school is returning to a face-to-face residential course in York.

The Summer School is run in conjunction with the National STEM Learning Centre. The course is designed for teachers who have studied some mathematics beyond A level standard but have little, or no, experience of teaching A level mathematics.

During the course you will develop pedagogical knowledge to improve teaching skills, aiming to give you the confidence to teach for understanding and engagement, rather than ‘teaching to the test’. You will experience a range of teaching techniques delivered through 12 sessions: eight featuring topics from pure mathematics, two from mechanics and two from statistics. You will also plan and deliver a team taught twenty minute lesson.

Please note that this course is designed for teachers who are comfortable with the mathematical content of the first year of A level Mathematics. If you want support with the subject knowledge element of A level Mathematics please consider alternative courses such as Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM) or Live online PD: AS Maths: Pure Absolute Beginners


  • To introduce you to a range of strategies for teaching A level Mathematics.
  • To deepen your pedagogical content knowledge in key areas 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 are comfortable with the mathematical content of the first year of A level Mathematics and would like to develop their teaching strategies.
  • Teachers who have just completed their initial teacher training programme and are about to take up their first post. There is an expectation that you will be teaching A level Mathematics from September.
  • Teachers who are new to teaching A level Mathematics, i.e. have no more than three years' experience of teaching it.


The course covers a variety of teaching strategies for A level Mathematics:

  • Building upon previous learning
  • Encouraging learning through discussion
  • Teacher-centred use of technology
  • Student-centred use of technology
  • Informal assessment
  • Questioning
  • Using multiple representations
  • Making connections
  • Modelling in statistics
  • Using real data in statistics
  • Practical approaches in mechanics
  • Modelling in mechanics

Other Information

This is a residential course. All accommodation and meals will be provided.

A bursary is available to cover the full cost, including accommodation, for teachers from state-funded schools and colleges in England.


The course fee is £600. Teachers employed in a state maintained school or college in England will have the full course fee reimbursed on completion.

Study Schedule

The course will last for 4 days from Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th August. 

Participant feedback

All sessions were incredibly valuable, and extremely well organised. I now feel much more confident in teaching A level, but will also take away strategies that will have a huge impact on my teaching throughout the school.
It was excellent. I especially liked the focus on pedagogy rather than subject knowledge.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Use of technology

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

4 days




National STEM Learning Centre,
University of York,
YO10 5DD

Start date:

Mon 22nd Aug 2022

Start time:




State-sector subsidy:

£600 (course fee reimbursed on completion)


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

Teacher Support Operations Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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