Developing Pedagogy in A-Level Work Group 2020-2021

The A-Level Pedagogy Work Group will be a forum of local Post-16 mathematics educators where we develop our practice, share ideas, and consider relevant educational research. It is suitable for all teachers of A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, including those who took part in the Pedagogy or Technology Work Groups last year. Where examples are taken from Further Mathematics there will also be some subject knowledge enhancement work depending on the needs of the group.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

It is suitable for people leading development of maths teaching and learning in departments with A level provision and other experienced A level teachers. This could be heads of department or second in department, KS5 coordinators, programme managers or course leaders or other experienced teachers with a similar role. This project is not a subject knowledge development programme for teachers new to A level.

what is involved?

Through six twilight face to face Work Group meetings, participating leaders of A level teaching or experienced teachers will develop their practice to effectively plan sequences of lessons which meet the requirements of the new A level, raise awareness in students of the links between mathematical topics within the new A level content, and support colleagues in their own schools/colleges in embedding themes from the course in their planning and delivery of new A level teaching.

INTENDED OUTCOMES

Participant leaders of A level teaching and experienced teachers will:

  • know the requirements of the new A level Mathematics
  • understand the purpose of the overarching themes
  • be confident in teaching new aspects of pedagogy
  • become a part of a developing community of practice.

DATES

(16.00-18.00)

  • Thursday 1st October 2020
  • Thursday 15th October 2020
  • Thursday 26th November 2020
  • Thursday 14th January 2021
  • Thursday 11th February 2021
  • Thursday 18th March 2021

COST

The Work Group is offered free to all state-funded secondary schools in England.

Please complete this form to reserve a place on this Work Group.

COVID-19 RECOVERY

The ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak and knock on effects on schools life remain uncertain. So, all Maths Hubs work will adapt to changing realities. There’s likely to be more live online collaboration, for example. In addition Work Groups content will address both schools recovery from coronavirus related disruption and the central maths subject matter of each project.