Teaching A level Mathematics

The Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM) course has been designed to support teachers of GCSE Mathematics who wish to teach A level Mathematics for the first time. Many teachers with A level teaching experience have enrolled on the course, often on the recommendation of colleagues who have completed TAM, to deepen their subject knowledge and gain new ideas for teaching.

The course fees are £600 but schools and colleges of participants are entitled to £900 (or £1200 for teachers from schools in Priority Areas) on completion of the course in recognition of the support they give to their colleague.

All participating teachers must be teaching AS/A level Mathematics throughout the academic year 2018-19. Participants are required to take an active role in eight study days, spread across the year, focusing on A level Mathematics subject knowledge and pedagogy. Course tutors carry out two school/college visits to each participant to observe and support his/her A level teaching. In addition, participants study the content of A level mathematics, from a teaching and learning perspective. Participants have access to an extensive website of teaching and learning materials and this access continues for two years.

Course information and application

In 2018-19 we are hosting the course at 10 different locations around England.  The course content is the same at each of the locations.

We are no longer taking applications for this course as it has already commenced.  However, if you wish to register an interest in the 2019-20 course please register your interest.

The criteria for offering places and frequently asked questions are given below:

To find out what TAM teachers think about the course please see this report.

Please contact the CPD administration team if you have any queries about the TAM course: