This is an On Demand Professional Development course designed to prepare teachers to help their high-attaining students achieve an A* in A level Further Mathematics. The course is designed to complement Imperial College’s Further mA*ths programme, developed in partnership with MEI,
which gives A level Further Mathematics students access to tailored online support alongside face-to-face masterclasses and study days. You can find out more about the programme via Imperial’s website.
The course is in two parts; the first focuses on AS Further Mathematics, the content usually studied in Year 12. and the second focuses on A level Further Mathematics content usually studied in Year 13. Teachers are invited to enroll on either or both of these courses.
In each unit of this online course, teachers will see pages titled:
- Spotlight on…
- A challenging task
- Unpicking a question (from Imperial’s accompanying student online course).
Each page includes a short video and some prompts for reflection. Participating teachers are required to interact and collaborate with each other and the course tutors via the online forums.
The course offers total flexibility regarding when teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year. Teachers will be able to track their progress within the course and to see when they have completed a section or the full pod.
What are the aims of this professional development?
- To support teachers of high attaining A level Further Mathematics students through providing and demonstrating practical resources and approaches, adaptable across a range of A level topics.
- To explore, in depth, aspects of mathematics content and pedagogy.
- To create a forum through which teachers can analyse all aspects of the course content with other teachers and course tutors.
|Year 12 course selection||Approximate time to complete*|
|Introduction to Matrices||Up to 1 hour|
|Roots of Polynomials||Up to 1 hour|
|Modulus Argument form of Complex Numbers & Loci||Up to 1 hour|
|Determinants and Inverses of 2 x 2 Matrices||Up to 1 hour|
|Matrix Transformations||Up to 1 hour|
|Mathematical Induction||Up to 1 hour|
|Year 13 course selection||Approximate time to complete*|
|Roots of unity||Up to 1 hour|
|Second order differential equations text||Up to 1 hour|
|Vectors||Up to 1 hour|
|Simple harmonic motion||Up to 1 hour|
|Poisson distribution||Up to 1 hour|
|Chi-squared tests||Up to 1 hour|
*Timings are approximate and suggest the required time for a topic to be counted on a certificate of participation. Further resources are linked from each section and so participants may, if they wish, spend more time than this in consolidating and reflecting on the content.
What will I need?
You’ll need an internet connection with capability to watch video.
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
What is On Demand professional development?
On Demand professional development offers total flexibility. Teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year.
It’s also completely free of charge for eligible teachers.
If you’re interested in a deeper view of what’s involved in this unique form of professional development, you may enjoy this video:
Due to the way the AMSP is funded, this On-Demand Professional Development is only available to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges in England.