2017 Mathematics AS/A level specifications: Professional Development

These professional development courses are appropriate for teaching any of the 2017 mathematics AS/A level specifications. This is possible given the common content of all specifications.

We are able to offer them at substantially subsidised rates due to the generous sponsorship of Casio.

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Get set for the 2017 maths A levels

This programme of four one-day courses is designed to help teachers of maths AS/A levels prepare for the new specifications. It provides an introduction to the changes and will focus on AS/A level Mathematics. Although some of the content will be relevant to Further Mathematics, more in-depth professional development on the 2017 AS/A level Further Mathematics will be available through the Further Mathematics Support Programme.

During the autumn and spring terms, all four courses ran successfully in regional locations across the country. In response to demand, we are pleased to offer all courses again in the summer term. There is no dependency between the courses; however, it is recommended that at least one teacher from a school or college attends each of the four courses.

  • Principles of the new mathematics A levels
    This course is appropriate for any teacher who will be teaching the new maths AS/A levels; it focuses on the impact of the changes on teaching, including modelling, problem solving, proof, and a linear scheme of work: Principles course outline.
  • Mechanics
    This course is designed for teachers who have not previously taught mechanics. It will cover the key topics of motion and force which underpin the mechanics content in the new AS/A level. Mechanics course outline.
  • Statistics
    This course is appropriate for any teacher who will be teaching the new maths AS/A levels; it introduces the main statistics topics and the changes in the approach to these topics from current S1 modules. Opportunities for using technology and large data sets are highlighted: Statistics course outline .
  • Effective use of technology in the new maths A levels, including the large data set
    This course is relevant to all teachers; it focuses on promoting mathematical understanding through the use of technology across A level Mathematics: Technology course outline.

Course Dates and application form

To apply for the course please fill in the online application form.

Get Set: Principles of the new mathematics A levels

Region Venue   Date     Spaces More info
EMSt Pauls Catholic School, Leicester28/06/2017YesMore info
SWKings Oak Academy, Bristol 05/07/2017YesMore info
LondonChobham Academy,London14/07/2017YesMore info


Get Set: Mechanics

Region Venue   Date     Spaces More info
SWKings Oak Academy, Bristol 12/07/2017YesMore info
LondonChobham Academy, London13/09/2017YesMore info
NWManchester Meeting Place,University of Manchester15/09/2017YesMore info


Get Set: Statistics

Region Venue   Date     Spaces More info
NWUlverston Victoria High School, Cumbria05/07/2017YesMore info
EESir Isaac Newton sixth form, Norwich07/07/2017YesMore info
WMBishop Challoner Catholic College, Birmingham14/07/2017YesMore info
LondonChobham Academy,London17/07/2017YesMore info


Get Set: Effective use of technology in the new maths A levels, including the large data set

Region Venue   Date     Spaces More info
NWManchester Meeting Place,University of Manchester 07/09/2017YesMore info
LondonChobham Academy, London14/09/2017YesMore info
EESir Isaac Newton sixth form, Norwich18/09/2017YesMore info
NEThe Village Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne 20/09/2017YesMore info
SWKings Oak Academy, Bristol 20/09/2017YesMore info
YHThe Source, Meadowhall, Sheffield25/09/2017YesMore info
WMBishop Challoner Catholic College, Birmingham27/09/2017YesMore info


Application form

To apply for the course please fill in the online application form.

Course Fees and further information

The fee for each one day ‘Get Set’ course is £90.
Please click on the online application form.

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Telephone: 01225 716494
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