CHALLENGING TOPICS AT GCSE
A Work Group to explore misconceptions and effective pedagogical approaches for each key topic.
Feedback from teachers and GCSE exam analysis indicates there are key areas of the curriculum that students continue to find challenging. This Work Group will explore effective ways of teaching some of these topics, both to address the immediate needs of the incoming KS4 students, but also, crucially, taking a longer-term view by considering development in KS3.
The aim will be to get to grips with all the underpinning content of a topic, exploring misconceptions and effective pedagogical approaches for each element. The approaches also contribute towards the development of a generic process which departments could use as a ‘toolkit’ to lead the improvement of teaching and learning in any identified area of the curriculum students find challenging.
Who is this Work Group for?
Secondary school maths teachers and heads of department. Participants in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Work Groups are welcome to participate again.
What does the project involve?
Two nominated teachers per school attend workshops. Each Work Group will explore a single GCSE topic in depth. Participation will require attendance at all four workshops spread across the year and include gap tasks. Any work produced will be shared across the hubs, giving access to a range of challenging topics.
How do schools apply to take part?
Schools interested in applying should complete the form below.
This programme is FREE for all participants.
Please complete the form below in order to express your interest. Once details are finalised, we will contact everyone who has expressed interest to communicate full information and to confirm that you and your school are still in a position to participate.