Teaching GCSE Mathematics resit (TGMr)

TGMr is MEI’s live online course for those teaching GCSE Mathematics resit in a post 16 setting. MEI is able to support your professional development towards continual improvement of teaching GCSE Mathematics resit. The course is run by experienced GCSE resit teachers.

Course structure

The course requires active participation at ten online study sessions, which are focused on both subject knowledge and pedagogy:

  • Sessions from September to December
  • The course covers all the key ingredients of teaching, learning and assessment needed to teach GCSE Mathematics resit students.
  • You will get the chance to explore key aspects of proportional reasoning, contextualisation, problem solving & reasoning, diagnostic teaching, using manipulatives, bar modelling and ratio tables.
  • Key pedagogies of how to teach lower attaining students will be investigated by exposing misconceptions and supporting students with any difficulties.
  • The subject content covered will be at GCSE foundation tier.
  • Delegates will be expected to join via an internet-connected computer or tablet. A Zoom account will be required to access the sessions.

Further benefits

Participants will also have 2 years access to self-paced learning modules covering all the main foundation topics, with a focus on strengthening subject knowledge:

Number and measures; fractions, decimals and percentages; proportional reasoning; continuing number; algebra (manipulation, graphs, sequences, equations & inequalities); direct and inverse proportion; angles and shapes; area, perimeter, and volume; transformations and vectors; bearings; constructions and loci; circles, Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry; probability and statistics.

These self-paced learning modules can be accessed in their entirety or personalised to suit the needs of course delegates.


TGMr supports participants to:

  • Gain confidence and competence with the subject content of GCSE Mathematics foundation tier
  • Learn more about the principles of effective pedagogy in GCSE maths resit teaching
  • Apply these principles in the classroom with practical strategies and resources
  • Reflect upon creating effective and engaging environments for learning maths in the resit setting

Benefit from this sustained professional development

  • Gain the benefits and flexibility of live online learning
  • Engage in collaborative deep learning
  • Access the extensive collection of online teaching and classroom resources to support your learning on the course
  • Demonstrate that you have engaged in recent and significant professional development – after attending all ten online sessions and completing the self-paced online learning you will receive a certificate of attendance

MEI is committed to providing the highest quality of professional development and you can benefit from our not-for-profit pricing. You can be assured of the high quality of our courses as MEI holds the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) CPD standard. All course tutors are accredited NCETM professional development leads.

Is this course for me?

TGMr is designed for teachers who wish to further develop their subject knowledge & pedagogy, in GCSE Mathematics resit teaching. You may be:

  • An experienced GCSE resit teacher looking to enhance your teaching of GCSE resit
  • New to teaching GCSE Mathematics and wanting to develop further
  • An experienced Mathematics teacher teaching GCSE resit for the first time
  • A Functional Maths teacher teaching level 2
  • A Mathematics teacher of 16-18 or adult students

Course details and application process

Registration will be opening shortly for an autumn start.

Session 1 16 September 2021
Session 2 23 September 2021
Session 3 30 September 2021
Session 4 7 October 2021
Session 5 21 October 2021
Session 6 4 November 2021
Session 7 18 November 2021
Session 8 25 November 2021
Session 9 9 December 2021
Session 10 16 December 2021

Alternatively, we will be hosting a short taster session on Monday 28 June 12.30-1.00pm where you can find out more about TGMr to see if it is suitable for you. To book on the taster session click on this link.

The total cost of the ten live online sessions and the self-paced learning modules is £150.

At present we will be offering the sessions on Thursday’s, but further alternative days and times may be added in due course. If you would be interested in hosting TGMr online or face to face for your college, school or network please contact the course leader, Martin Newton, using the details below.

More information

If you would like further information please contact the course leader or telephone: 07411576951.

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