Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit Work Group 2020-2021

Work Groups will explore effective ways of teaching key content to GCSE resit students and effective ways of working with teachers of post-16 resit GCSE. Participants will, through collaboration and experimentation, deepen their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum demands of GCSE Maths and their awareness of pedagogical approaches that best support students taking GCSE for the second time.



The target group of participants in this NCP are teachers of post-16 GCSE Maths resit and/or any head of department where post-16 GCSE Maths resit is taught. Participants may be based in FE colleges, sixth form colleges, schools with post-16 provision or other post-16 settings. Participants ideally would be representing their institution and working with colleagues in between Work Group attendance.



Participants’ departments will, through shared good practice, become more effective at teaching GCSE resit, for example by wider and more confident use of teaching approaches such as barmodelling, multiplicative reasoning or realistic contextualisation.

Provision will also be influenced by understanding the unfolding support that will be required for transition to the post-16 environment with awarded grades rather than examination result.



  • Improve their awareness of key concepts and themes relevant to the context of the GCSE resit
  • Increase their awareness of appropriate pedagogies to help students make connections and deepen understanding
  • Increase their understanding of ways of working within this sector.



Online twilight sessions (16:30 – 18:30)

  • Monday 7th December 2020
  • Monday 18th January 2021
  • Monday 1st March 2021
  • Monday 22nd March 2021

Full day face to face session (09:30 – 15:30)

  • Wednesday 28th April 2021



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

For more information regarding this Work Group please email



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.