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Overview

Reforms to the mathematics A-Level curriculum have radically changed the way pupils are taught and assessed, with the introduction of a new linear structure and emphasis on problem solving, reasoning and modelling.

Following the first teaching on the new A-Levels in mathematics in September, our Successfully Teaching the New Mathematics A-Level Curriculum course is timed to reflect on the first term of teaching and helps you fully understand the changes to assessment, content and course objectives.

This course, chaired by Dr Sue Pope, Chair of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, provides you with successful methods for teaching the new content, maximising student engagement and raising teaching standards.

Leave with the skills and confidence to successfully plan engaging mathematics lessons, prepare students for assessments and adapt to the new qualifications.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the implications of the new curriculum and ways to achieve success in implementation
  • Share experiences on the first term of teaching and cross-cutting themes for assessment
  • Design assessments which meet the objectives of the new mathematics curriculum
  • Adapt your teaching methodology to reflect the new curriculum
  • Develop an action plan for your school on how to successfully teach the new mathematics A-Level
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Agenda

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09:15 - 09:45

Registration

09:45 - 10:00

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

New A-Level Curriculum in Mathematics and Further Mathematics

  • Overarching themes – vision and intentions
  • Statutory requirements – content and assessment
  • Value to end users – HE, employers, Industrial Strategy
11:00 - 11:45

A-Level Curriculum Changes: Teaching and Assessment

North London Collegiate School was runner up in the “Maths Team of the Year” category at the Tes Schools Awards 2017

  • Review how changes to the curriculum will improve the quality of teaching and impact pupils’ attainment
  • Share experiences on the first term of teaching the new curriculum
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the implications of the cross-cutting themes for teaching and assessment
  • Explore effective ways of teaching problem solving, reasoning and modelling
11:45 - 12:00

Morning Break

12:00 - 13:00

Effectively Prepare Students for Linear Assessments and Terminal Examinations

This is a unique opportunity to hear from a member of the team involved in the development of OCR’s reformed Maths and Further Maths A-Levels for 2017.

  • Design assessments which support the new mathematics curriculum
  • Tailor teaching methods to deliver optimum results
  • Learn how to use large data sets and technology in the classroom
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:15

Strategies and resources to prepare students for the new linear A levels

  • Implementing a linear curriculum – making links across mathematics
  • Develop conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency
  • Learn how to effectively assess progress
  • Gain best practices on developing student confidence
15:15 - 15:30

Afternoon Break

15:30 - 16:00

Workshop: Implementing the New Mathematics Curriculum

Working with the chair, delegates will create an action plan to ensure academic excellence and student engagement when teaching the new Mathematics curriculum.

  • Consider how to adapt your teaching methodology in light of changes to the new mathematics curriculum
  • Identify best practice from the first term of teaching and how this can be implemented
  • Learn the correlation between academic excellence and changes to the curriculum
  • Understand how to engage students and prepare them for high achievement
  • Develop an action plan for your school on how to effectively manage the reforms
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

Venue

America Square Conference Centre

1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, , London , EC3N 2LB