Developing A Level Pedagogy Work Group

This Work Group supports experienced A level teachers to not only further develop their expertise but provide a model to support departmental change. The content of individual Work Groups will be flexible to meet the needs of participants, but will be broadly linked to the Overarching Themes of the A level qualification: problem solving and mathematical thinking; mathematical modelling and representations; proof, reasoning and mathematical communication.

The project involves a direct working partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).

 

What is involved?

This Work Group will involve online sessions and will be designed to meet the specific needs of the range of experience of participants. Lead participants will be expected, where appropriate, to work with colleagues in their own department.

 

Who can apply?

Participants should be existing leaders of A level teaching or experienced teachers of A level Mathematics who wish to lead the development of pedagogy with other colleagues in their own or other schools.

This project would be particularly useful to those who may have already completed other (AMSP) A level courses such as Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM) or Preparing to Teach A level Mathematics.

 

Benefits

  • Your students will have a deeper conceptual understanding of the A level Maths content
  • You will understand the purpose of the Overarching Themes, including use of technology, and their impact on teaching and learning in A level Maths
  • You and your department will be equipped to better support the development of stronger subject knowledge pedagogy
  • You and your department will further embed the Overarching Themes into your A level

 

The wider context

There is a range of currently available maths teacher professional development around subject knowledge and pedagogy for new teachers of A level Maths via the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), but little extended professional development for experienced teachers or leaders of A level Maths teaching. These Work Groups seek to fill this gap and support experienced A level teachers to not only further develop their expertise but provide a model to support departmental change.

The aim of these Work Groups is to support the teaching of A level Maths, with a focus on pedagogical content knowledge in order to enhance and deepen student understanding of the course and its Overarching Themes.

 

What is the cost?

The Developing A Level Pedagogy project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and the AMSP so is free to participating schools/colleges.

 

Interested?

If you would like to express an interest in our 2022/23 programme, please email us at admin@emsmathshub.org.uk