Challenging Topics at GCSE
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 for?
Secondary school maths teachers and heads of department. Participants in the 2018/19 Work Group are welcome to participate again.
What does the project involve?
Two nominated teachers per school attend 4 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 course is being fully funded by Maths Hub Central funds, and is FREE for all participants.
Session one: Monday 4th November 2019
Session two: Tuesday 14th January 2020
Session three: Tuesday 17th March 2020
Session four: Tuesday 9th June 2020
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Session two: TBC
Session three: TBC
Session four: TBC
Session one : 9am-12pm
Sessions two-four : 1-4pm (lunch provided at 12:30)
The Earls High School,