Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM)

The Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM) course has been designed to support teachers of GCSE Mathematics who wish to teach A level Mathematics for the first time.  Many teachers with A level teaching experience have enrolled on the course, often on the recommendation of colleagues who have completed TAM, to deepen their subject knowledge and gain new ideas for teaching.

The course has many different elements as can be seen in the summary table below. One of the main features is the series of course days spread across the academic year. Course days have a combination of:

  • subject knowledge sessions where the focus is on deepening participants’ understanding of mathematics;
  • example lessons where the focus is on pedagogy;
  • facilitated reflections on these sessions.

The Department for Education funded TAM course will be delivered at eight locations across the country in 2018-19.  A DfE bursary is for teachers working in schools in Opportunity Areas. 

Full details of the TAM courses, including a table that summarises the key similarities and differences between the courses, and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the TAM course page on the MEI website.