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 2018, the MEI Conference has 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.
|Type of event||Title||Description||Venue||Region||Start date||Info file|
|Teacher Network||Statistics in the new A-Level. Keele Maths Teacher Network.||The meeting will be of interest to any KS5 teacher, particularly those who may be unfamiliar with the statistics topics in the 2017 A level specification. The two-hour session, led by Paul Chillingworth, will suggest activities that could be used in the classroom to introduce the statistical content to students, with attention given to the large data set.||Keele University||WM||26/03/2018||Info|
|CPD A Level and FM||Using Technology in the 2017 Statistics Classroom||This course is designed to support teachers in using technology to enhance their teaching of the Statistics element of A level Mathematics and will include a look at practical activities that explore the Large Data Sets. Please refer to the flyer for more details, including a link to registration.||University of Warwick||WM||16/04/2018||Info|
|KS5 Network||Supporting the 2017 A Levels||University of Manchester||NW||02/05/2018|
|Teacher Network||Redbridge Teachers Network||Mechanics is now compulsory within the 2017 A Level specification. This network is OPEN TO ALL TEACHERS and will consider how Mechanics can be brought alive through the use of easy practicals, without the need for expensive kit. There will also be the opportunity to share activities that have worked for you. Come with one activity, leave with many!||Valentines High School||London||03/05/2018||Info|
|CPD A Level and FM||Introduction to Discrete Maths||This course assumes no prior knowledge of Discrete/Decision Maths, and is ideal if you are teaching it for the first time or looking to have a refresh. This course is suitable for the new (2017) Further Mathematics specifications. This course is not appropriate if you have lots of experience of teaching Discrete/Decision Maths.||Central London (TBC)||London||05/07/2018||Info|
|CPD A Level and FM||Decision/Discrete for A Level Further Mathematics||This course assumes knowledge of graph theory, algorithms on networks and (graphical) linear programming. We will be covering the Simplex Algorithm which is common to all the 2017 A Level specifications. We will aim to tailor the rest of the day to support teachers depending on their exam boards/units and level of experience.||Central London (TBC)||London||12/07/2018||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: