How to deliver: “Extending the most able at GCSE mathematics” MY217

Effective support for those with no experience of teaching mathematics beyond GCSE. We will give you the opportunity to extend your knowledge in a range of topics.


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A two day residential activity, run in conjunction with MEI, in which teachers will experience how to deliver the course “Extending the most able at GCSE”.

The course is designed for teachers of mathematics who have, at most, limited experience in leading professional development (PD). This course will support participants in developing as a leader of PD. Participants will be expected to deliver the CPD to colleagues, preferably through their local Maths Hub.

It is intended that participants will previously either have undertaken significant A level PD themselves (for example, MEI’s Teaching advanced mathematics course) or be an NCETM accredited level 3 / advanced mathematics PD lead.

During the activity participants will experience a series of rich tasks appropriate for use with GCSE students which extend GCSE topics, draw upon mathematics from beyond the GCSE syllabus and develop strategies for delivering the CPD activity “Extending the most able at GCSE” to teachers with no experience of teaching mathematics beyond GCSE. Across the two days a range of topics from A level mathematics: pure, mechanics and statistics are introduced, each as a development of GCSE mathematics, deepening participants’ subject knowledge and giving them the experience of effective pedagogy at this level.


As a result of this activity the participants will:

  • gain an understanding of how “Extending the most able at GCSE” can be delivered locally
  • have structured support in developing the required skills to successfully deliver mathematics CPD
  • develop strategies to enable teachers not familiar with teaching A level gain confidence in teaching some mathematics from beyond the GCSE syllabus
  • develop ideas to enable teachers to incorporate activities in their scheme of work showing how other topics are developed at A level



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