Inspiring your 11-16 maths students

The AMSP can help you with some great ways to engage your 11-16 students with maths, and inspire them to want to continue to study it beyond GCSE.

We organise a large programme of enrichment activities. These include:

  • Enrichment events organised by the AMSP’s local Area Coordinators. These typically include a chance to see the links between maths and other subjects, and to hear about possible careers that are open to students who have taken an advanced maths qualification. They are often held at universities and are usually free of charge to groups from state-funded school and colleges.
  • Our Maths Feast competition. This annual competition for teams of Year 10 students runs in over 80 locations across the country and is free to enter.
  • In-school enrichment sessions for Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics and AS/A level Further Mathematics. These events offer state-funded schools the opportunity for their students to encounter areas of maths outside of the curriculum. These sessions typically last for about an hour and show how an area of maths can be used in real world situations. Schools who are interested should contact their local AMSP Area Coordinator. Priority will be given to schools in Priority Areas.

Details of all of our enrichment events can be found on our events listing.

We also provide a wide range of enrichment resources to use with your students. Finding out about careers involving maths can also be a source of inspiration. You might like to use this careers self-audit resource to review your strategy and identify aspects to develop.We’ve also put together some great sources of recreational maths for your students.

If you are considering extending and enriching the curriculum you offer your 11-16 students, you could consider the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics, or OCR FSMQ Level 3 in Additional Mathematics. These can be taught alongside GCSE Mathematics. They will introduce your students to more advanced topics and help to build their confidence and enthusiasm for maths. More information is available here.

Ideas for advising and encouraging your students to choose to study a level 3 maths courses are available here.