This project provides national support for the effective development of pedagogy in the teaching of A level Mathematics to enhance the quality of teaching and the conceptual understanding of students. Its aim is to develop and sustain regional communities of practice involving collaboration between teachers. The focus is on developing pedagogy in A level Maths teaching, and developing participants as leaders of A level teaching professional development in their own school or college.
This project involves a direct working partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).
Who can take part?
The project is aimed at schools/colleges/departments that want to develop one or more aspects of their A level pedagogy including use of technology. It would be suitable for existing leaders of A level teaching or experienced teachers of A level Maths who wish to lead the development of pedagogy in A level teaching with other colleagues in their own or other schools/colleges. Teachers who will find this Work Group particularly useful include those who have already completed other A level subject knowledge and pedagogy courses (or similar) and are able to work with other colleagues in their own or other schools/colleges.
What is involved?
Most Work Groups in the project will have three days (or equivalent) of direct meeting time. However, this may be adapted to suit the needs of the group, and could be three full day face-to-face sessions, six part-day/twilight sessions, or a blended mix of face-to-face and online meetings. Lead participants will be expected, where appropriate, to work with colleagues in their own department.
Work Groups will be designed to meet the specific needs of the range of experience of participants.
What will you learn?
Participants and their departments will:
- know the content and requirements of the linear A level Maths
- understand the purpose of the over-arching themes and their impact on teaching and learning, including use of technology
- be confident to teach aspects of the content (particularly mechanics and statistics)
- plan sequences of lessons which meet the requirements of the A level, including addressing the overarching themes and use of technology
- support colleagues in their own school/college in embedding themes from the Work Group.
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.