The AMSP’s Core Maths Specialist Leads can support your school or college with the delivery of a Core Maths qualification. Here are some examples of the type of support we can offer:
- How to get started offering Core Maths
- Strengthening and sustaining your current Core Maths offer
- Promoting the course to students
- Developing cross-curricular links
- Developing and supporting Core Maths teachers
- Advice on Core Maths pedagogy
- Developing a culture of Core Maths within your institution
This is not an exhaustive list. Please complete our request form to provide us with more information about your circumstances and needs. We will then contact you to discuss the support we can offer.
What is Core Maths?
Core Maths is a relatively new qualification first examined in 2016. Currently there are over 12,000 entries per year and close to 700 state-funded schools and colleges offered the course in 2020-21.
Core Maths is intended for students who have passed GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or better. It helps to develop students’ quantitative and problem-solving skills, supporting their learning in other subjects and providing valuable preparation for the quantitative skills they will need for further study and employment.
Being a new teacher to Core Maths in a new school I was delighted with the support provided by the AMSP and Maria. Maria managed that blend of guidance and support really well and shared both resources and her experiences of teaching the course so far. This was so helpful and informative, and I really took a lot from our meetings. She also ensured I stayed informed of other opportunities with the AMSP that would be relevant that led me to attend their conference (which I would also highly recommend). I have been really impressed and grateful for the level of support and engagement made available for this course.Caroline Gibson-Glynn, KS3 and Numeracy Lead at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy
Who are the Core Maths Specialist Leads?
The AMSP’s Core Maths Specialist Leads are all experienced teachers of Core Maths who have significantly developed an aspect of delivering the course within their own settings. They have also received training from the AMSP to develop their own practice and are working to help schools and colleges across England.
How do I apply for support?
Please complete the form below to request support. All requests are considered on a first come-first served basis.
We will follow the initial request with a short meeting which could be face to face or online; this will allow us to plan the best package of support for your organisation.
Core Maths Specialist Lead support is currently available across academic years 2022-23 and 2023-24, so this would be an ideal time to get in touch if you are considering adding Core Maths to your curriculum offer in September 2023 or to develop staff if you are seeking to deliver this qualification in the future.