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||Region||Venue||Start date||Info file|
|Teacher Network||Bristol Network||Using the Casio Classwiz for the 2017 Maths A-levels||SW||Bristol Brunel Academy||29 Nov 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Gloucester Network||Using the Casio Classwiz for the 2017 Maths A-levels||SW||Churchdown School, Gloucester||29 Nov 17||More info|
|CPD||Teaching Mechanics in the 2017 A Level classroom||This is a set of Mechanics courses which are ideal for all teachers who will be teaching the A Level Mathematics course from September 2017. They are particularly suitable for teachers who are new to teaching Mechanics, or who would like some fresh ideas on the introduction and development of topics. Focus: Projectiles and moments||SW||Plymouth University||29 Nov 17||More info|
|CPD||Teaching Mechanics in the 2017 A Level classroom - Focus: Projectiles and moments||This is a set of Mechanics courses which are ideal for all teachers who will be teaching the A Level Mathematics course from September 2017. They are particularly suitable for teachers who are new to teaching Mechanics, or who would like some fresh ideas on the introduction and development of topics. Focus: Projectiles and moments||SW||Kings Oak Academy, Bristol||30 Nov 17||More info|
|KS5 Network||York KS5 Network meeting||Yvonne Croasdaile (FMSP Associate) will offer PD for An Introduction to AS Mechanics for the 2017 specification including ideas and resources||YH||Fulford School, York||01 Dec 17||More info|
|CPD||An Intrduction to the teaching of the 2017 A level mathematics (First year topics) day 2||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, HU17 7EJ||06 Dec 17||More info|
|Teacher Network||Tower Hamlets Teacher Network||This session will provide an introduction to using graphical calculators to support A Level Maths, supporting the overarching theme for the use of technology in the 2017 specifications. Due to limited spaces, you must booked a place for this teacher network session.||London||Tower Hamlets||06 Dec 17||More info|
|KS5 Network||Supporting the 2017 A Levels||NW||University of Manchester||13 Dec 17|
|Teacher Network||Redbridge Teachers Network||This network session will explore how to integrate the use of technology into the teaching of the new (2017) A level Mathematics courses through the use of graphing apps such as GeoGebra and Desmos||London||Valentines High School||18 Jan 18||More info|
|KS5 Network||Supporting the 2017 A Levels||NW||University of Manchester||24 Jan 18|
|Teacher Network||Tower Hamlets Teacher 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!||London||Swanlea School||24 Jan 18||More info|
|KS5 Network||Supporting the 2017 A Levels||NW||University of Manchester||21 Mar 18|
|KS5 Network||Supporting the 2017 A Levels||NW||University of Manchester||02 May 18|
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: