NW Online GCSE Summer Series - How memory works



The NW GCSE Summer Series consists of four 1.5 hour ONLINE professional development sessions on GCSE Maths.

This session will focus on how a better understanding of students' memory can help us to support them more effectively.


  • To develop our pedagogy through a better understanding of memory
  • To develop strategies to support students in their GCSE Mathematics lessons


It's Monday morning and you ask the pupils in your class what they can remember from last week. You receive either a resounding “Nothing!” or else a tumble-weed moment.

A few weeks later, you’re marking some class tests and you’re astonished why most of the pupils don’t seem to remember half the things you spent weeks teaching them!

You’re a good teacher, they seem to “get it” at the time, so why can’t they remember anything now??

If the above scenarios seem familiar, then this session is for you.

In it, we will look at a simplified version of how memory works and what this means for you as you plan a sequence of lessons and the tasks within them.

Materials and Equipment

This session will be held on Zoom. A registration link will be sent nearer the time - please do not share this link with anyone else.

Other Information

Here's a question for you to ponder: 

When did you last learn something new and complicated? And how did you do it?


Free to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1.5 hours


North West


Wed 13th Jul 2022

Course times:

16:30 - 18:00


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

Adrian Hall, Andrew Birch
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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