The FMSP will be providing a range of professional development courses and events to support teachers preparing for and teaching the new linear specifications
The FMSP is providing a national programme of free one-day courses on planning and preparing for the new A levels. These days cover:
Details of the dates and venues of these event are given below. We advise all Heads of Department or Key Stage 5 Coordinator to attend one of these courses.
Your FMSP Area Coordinator organises local A level subject knowledge courses for Mathematics and Further Mathematics content. These will continue to ensure that teachers are prepared for teaching the content in the new A levels.
Details of CPD events and Teacher Network meetings focusing on the new A levels are given in the table below. Details of all events taking place in your area can be found on the relevant regional page together with the contact details of your local FMSP Area Coordinator.
If you are unable to attend a course in your region, the innovative Live Online Professional Development programme offers courses to address the subject knowledge needs of your department.
The FMSP offers a range of extended professional development courses which are designed to develop subject knowledge and classroom practice.
MEI is planning a programme of CPD courses. Each course is appropriate for teaching any of the new AS/A level Mathematics specifications.
At the end of June 2016, the MEI Conference at the University of Bath will have a particular focus on the new A levels. In addition to sessions on various aspects of the changes, there will be plenty of opportunities to talk through any concerns with fellow teachers, FMSP and MEI staff.
The FMSP is offering a series of one-day courses giving information, advice and guidance to help prepare and plan for teaching the new linear A level. Each state funded school/college can send up 2 teachers. To register for one of these courses please fill in the online booking form.
|Type of event||Title||Region||Venue||Start date||Info file|
|Type of event||Title||Description||Region||Venue||Start date||Info file|
|CPD||Preparing to teach mechanics||A one day course for teachers preparing to teach the mechanics content of the new A level mathematics from September 2017||WM||Watson Building, University of Birmingham||04 Apr 17||More info|
|CPD||Using GeoGebra in teaching the new A level Mathematics||Half day course exploring using GeoGebra in teaching the new A level Mathematics (from 2017).||EE||University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield. AL10 9AB||04 Apr 17||More info|
|KS5 Network||Large Data Sets in the 2017 A level||This twilight session, running 4.15 - 5.45, will look at the large data sets within the new Mathematics A level.||London||Rutlish School, London SW20 9AD||20 Apr 17||More info|
|CPD||Using GeoGebra in teaching the new A level Mathematics||Free workgroup exploring the use of GeoGebra in teaching the new A level Mathematics (from 2017).||EE||Cambourne Village College, Sheepfold Lane, CB23 6FR||20 Apr 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||West Kent Teacher Network||Teacher network meeting to discuss some of the challenges related to the large data sets and statistics content in the 2017 A-level||SE||Weald of Kent Grammar School||20 Apr 17||More info|
|CPD||Preparing for the 2017 A Level: Writing a Scheme of Work||****THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL**** This is a one-day workshop to help kick-start the process of wring a Scheme of Work for the new 2017 A-Level mathematics specifications.||London||Valentines High School||24 Apr 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Technology in the 2017 A Levels||NW||University of Manchester||24 Apr 17|
|CPD||AS Mechanics Content for 2017 Course||Preparation for the 2017 A-Level Mechanics content||EM||Priory LSST||25 Apr 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||North Kent Network Meeting||The new 2017 A-level specifies that ‘the use of technology should permeate the study of A-level mathematics’. In this network meeting, we will be trying out some resources and looking at what impact this might have in your own classrooms.||SE||Gravesend Grammar School||25 Apr 17||More info|
|CPD||Teaching Mechanics for the First Time||This one day course will give an overview of the compulsory Mechanics in the 2017 A level Mathematics and is designed for those teachers who have not taught Mechanics before. THIS DAY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.||London||UCL Institute of Education||26 Apr 17||More info|
|CPD||Use of Technology in the 2017 Maths A-level||This is a one-day course exploring use of technology in teaching the new 2017 Maths A-level. Interactive hands-on sessions are designed to share techniques for integrating Graphics Display Calculators and Geogebra in graphing, calculus and large data sets. We will also look at new Integral resources which support the use of technology in the new A levels. Delegates are required to provide their own laptop with the latest version of GeoGebra installed.||London||St Marylebone CE School||28 Apr 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Cornwall Teachers' Network||Opportunity for bite-size professional development for teachers of KS4 and KS5 Maths. Topic for this session: Mechanics in the 2017 A level||SW||Truro College||02 May 17||More info|
|CPD||AS & A Level Mechanics for 2017||Online course, May-Jul, 16:30||LOPD||Online classroom||03 May 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Bristol Post 16 Maths Network||Twilight session on Problem Solving in the 2017 A-level||SW||Bristol Brunel Academy||03 May 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Plymouth Teachers' Network||Opportunity for bite-size professional development for teachers of KS4 and KS5 Maths. Topic for this session: Mechanics in the 2017 A level||SW||Plymouth University||03 May 17||More info|
|CPD||Teaching Statistics for the First Time||This one day course will give an overview of the compulsory Statistics in the 2017 A level Mathematics and is designed for those teachers who have not taught Statistics before. THIS DAY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.||London||UCL Institute of Education||04 May 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Exeter Teachers' Network||Opportunity for bite-size professional development for teachers of KS4 and KS5 Maths. Topic for this session: Mechanics in the 2017 A level||SW||Exeter Mathematics School||10 May 17||More info|
|CPD||Use of Technology in the New A Level||A one day course for teachers preparing to teach the new A level mathematics specifications from September 2017. Please see the flyer for further details and a link to the on-line booking form.||WM||University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY||10 May 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Chippenham Maths Teacher Network||Twilight session on Problem Solving in the 2017 A-level||SW||Hardenhuish School||11 May 17||More info|
|KS5 Network||Preparing for the New Mathematics A Levels – Use of Technology||The new 2017 A-level specifies that ‘the use of technology, in particular mathematical and statistical graphing tools and spreadsheets, must permeate the study of AS and A level mathematics’. We will be looking at the impact that this stipulation might have on your classroom practice and at opportunities to embed the use of graphic calculators, dynamic geometry and curve sketching software into your teaching.||SE||Canterbury Academy, CT2 8QA||11 May 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Statistics and Large Data sets for the 2017 A Levela||NW||University of Manchester||15 May 17|
|CPD||New Approaches to Teaching the New 2017 A levels in Mathematics||This afternoon course will offer a range of ideas for addressing the Overarching Themes of the new A level specifications. Sessions will look at making links between Mechanics and Pure, teaching without a text book, and making effective use of the Large Data Set in teaching Statistical content.||SE||Denbigh School, Milton Keynes||18 May 17||More info|
|CPD||AS & A Level Statistics for 2017||Online course, May-Jun, 16:30||LOPD||Online classroom||22 May 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Further Maths in the 2017 A Levels||NW||University of Manchester||22 May 17|
|CPD||Content of the new AS Mathematics Course (Mechanics)||2017 A-Level CPD||EM||Bourne Academy||23 May 17||More info|
|CPD||AS Pure Mathematics for 2017||Online course, Jun-Jul, 16:30||LOPD||Online classroom||06 Jun 17||More info|
|CPD||Introduction to AS Further Pure||This 1-day course will address the key compulsory topics in the new 2017 AS level in Further Mathematics, which are common to all or most specifications. Use of technology and problem solving approaches will be included. No prior knowledge of Further Mathematics is required (although confidence with current A level mathematics content will be assumed).||SE||Lord Williams's Lower School, Thame||12 Jun 17||More info|
|CPD||Introduction to Statistics||A one day course covering the key statistics topics in the new Mathematics A levels from 2017. This is an introduction to statistics at A level and no prior knowledge beyond GCSE is required.||SE||Desborough College, Maidenhead||16 Jun 17||More info|
|CPD||Preparing to teach Mechanics||A one day course for teachers preparing to teach the mechanics content of the new A level mathematics from September 2017. Please see the flyer for further information and a link to the on-line booking form.||WM||University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY||23 Jun 17||More info|
|CPD||Planning for the New 2017 Further Maths Course CPD||The course is suitable for teachers who are responsible for the delivery of AS/A level Further Maths content to students in year 12, alongside teaching them AS/A level Maths content.||YH||STEM Centre, University of York||05 Jul 17||More info|
|KS5 Network||KS5 London Network Day||A return of the annual London KS5 Teachers Network. This year the theme is ‘A Brave New World…’ and will include sessions on dealing with the large data set in the new 2017 A Level, supporting the transition from GCSE to A Level and Further Maths in a decoupled A Level. Not to be missed!||London||London Metropolitan University||07 Jul 17||More info|
|CPD||Technology for the 2017 A Levels||NW||University of Manchester||07 Jul 17||More info|
|CPD||Preparing to Teach Statistics||A one day course for teachers preparing to teach the statistics content of the new A level mathematics from September 2017||WM||University of Wolverhampton||10 Jul 17||More info|
|CPD||An Introduction to teaching first year 2017 Maths||A two day course focusing on increasing subject knowledge and providing ideas and resources for teaching first year A level Mathematics||YH||Longcroft School, Beverley||12 Jul 17||More info|
|CPD||Introduction to Statistics||A one day course covering the key statistics topics in the new Mathematics A levels from 2017. This is an introduction to statistics at A level and no prior knowledge beyond GCSE is required.||SE||Langley Grammar School||12 Jul 17||More info|
|CPD||Teaching A level for Beginners (for New 2017 Specs)||This CPD event is intended to help teachers who are NEW to teaching A level Maths or those with very limited (only one or two years) experience. Please see flyer for further details and a link to the on-line booking form.||WM||Keele Hub for Sustainability, Keele University||14 Jul 17||More info|
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
To find out about the FMSP in your area please select a region from the map below: