North Kent KS5 Network

Extending Able A Level Maths Students


The North Kent Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project providing a forum for teachers of maths in North Kent schools to meet, collaborate and engage in professional development relevant to their own particular needs and challenges. 

It is a face-to-face teacher network which meets 3 times a year at Gravesend Grammar School, Church Walk, Gravesend DA12 2PR from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Meetings are a mixture of informal sessions and speaker-led training events. 

All teachers, and prospective teachers, of level 3 mathematics are welcome to attend.


Problem solving is one of the overarching themes of the A level specifications. Students need to be able to analyse a problem, break it down into its constituent parts and select the appropriate mathematics to solve it. This network meeting will introduce teachers to strategies that develop key problem-solving skills in all of their students and will show how the embedding of problem-solving materials contributes towards the ambition and intent of the department's A level curriculum.

The meeting will  start with ideas for developing general mathematical problem-solving skills. It will also consider how including carefully selected MAT and TMUA questions in your lessons will push all of your students to refine their problem solving skills and allow them to attain more highly in their A level examinations. Higher attainment will provide the opportunity for students to apply for universities where an admissions test is required or to a university where a good score in an admissions test can lead to a lower offer. 

This meeting is suitable for any A level maths teachers who wish to integrate problem solving into their AS/A level teaching.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


London and South East


Gravesend Grammar School,
Church Walk,
DA12 2PR


Wed 6th Jul 2022

Course times:

16:00 - 17:30


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

John Heffernan
[email protected]
07729 117497

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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