GCSE maths professional development

The AMSP offers professional development for teachers of maths at Key Stages 3 and 4. These opportunities are often free and, in some cases, additional subsidies are available to enable more teachers to participate.

The Teacher Events Calendar below provides details of all of our professional development events, including a range of opportunities designed and delivered according to local need by our local Area Coordinators, such as one-day Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics courses. It is followed by details of our standard courses.

Events Calendar

Face-to-face courses

Course length 1 day

GCSE Mathematics is more demanding than ever, with new Higher Tier content supporting a national drive to increase the number of students studying maths post-16.

This day follows the development of quadratics from Key Stage 3 to A level Mathematics, considering a range of ideas whilst also reflecting on the teaching and consider the 'big picture' of each topic within the wider curriculum. It forms part of our Discover GCSE Maths suite of courses, aimed at supporting teachers’ own understanding of key Higher Tier topics, so that they can confidently lead their students through GCSE into studying post-16 maths.

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GCSE Mathematics is more demanding than ever, with new Higher Tier content supporting a national drive to increase the number of students studying maths post-16.

This day follows the development of trigonometry from Key Stage 3 to A level Mathematics, considering a range of ideas whilst also reflecting on the teaching and consider the 'big picture' of each topic within the wider curriculum. It forms part of our Discover GCSE Maths suite of courses, aimed at supporting teachers’ own understanding of key Higher Tier topics, so that they can confidently lead their students through GCSE into studying post-16 maths.

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This one-day course focuses on increasing classroom confidence with GCSE topics that are vital for students continuing into Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics study.

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This one-day course focuses on the development of problem solving through GCSE maths. It provides strategies and ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms to develop the skills of their students.

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This one-day course focuses on the development of reasoning from KS2 through to GCSE. It provides strategies and ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms to develop the skills of their students.

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This one-day course focuses on developing technology skills for secondary education teachers.

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Live Online Professional Development

Live Online Professional Development (LOPD) courses form a programme of innovative online courses, designed to enable teachers to develop their teaching with confidence in a convenient, stress-free way.

LOPD courses are delivered using a browser-based online classroom that allows participants to collaborate online in real time. The courses aim both to cover subject content common to all current specifications and to facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas. Rather than attending a one or two day course away from school or college, participants will use the internet to meet weekly online.

This course comprises four online sessions with an experienced tutor, each between 60 and 90 minutes in length and delivered to a small group of teachers allowing opportunities for interaction and discussion.

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You might also be interested in:

  • Teacher Network meetings organised by our local Area Coordinators, which focus on sharing good practice, professional development and promoting developments in teaching and learning
  • the series of PD videos produced by the legacy Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP), which include videos on Enhancing GCSE learning
  • the professional development opportunities many Maths Hubs offer for teachers of KS3 and KS4 maths - visit the Maths Hub website to find details of your local Maths Hub
  • the sustained Teaching GCSE Mathematics course offered by MEI, designed for those new to teaching GCSE Mathematics

If you have a particular need and you cannot find something suitable there, please contact your local AMSP Area Coordinator who will be able to advise you.