The focus of this updated revision conference is to support students in securing their Grade 7 and work towards achieving higher grades of 8 and 9 in their GCSE Mathematics examinations. This conference will focus on challenging areas, and support students to develop the expected skills required for problem solving approaches to solutions. This will enable them to access higher tiered problems and be able to present their solutions in a coherent manner that get the highest marks in exams.


  • Boost your students’ performance in key areas
  • Hear from conference speakers who will inspire your students
  • Interactive, fast-paced day
  • Benefit from a full range of practical questions for Problem Solving; Functionality; Reasoning and Students’ Inference skills
  • Functional skills and real-life scenarios will be a key focus throughout the conference
  • Take home a full set of revision notes written by senior examiners
  • Be inspired by an impressive, motivational and valuable session
CONFERENCE DATE  In-school only
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10.00 – 10.20am: Introduction and Welcome

10.20 – 11.00am: How to ensure the highest grades

  • Obtain expert guidance on areas to focus and avoid to achieve the top grades, based on previous papers
  • The importance of being aware of the breakdown of grades and questions within each exam
  • Gain understanding on how to be awarded maximum marks for working and answers
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY: students mark examples to see how to ensure their work achieves top marks               

11.00 – 11.20am: Morning Break

11.20 – 12.20pm: Methods and Applications for AO1 Fluency – how to maximise that final grade

  • Explore how to ensure that answers always cover the full AO1 mark scheme
  • What examiners are looking for from Grades 7-9 students on AO1
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY: Questions focusing on achieving Grades 7 to 9 with example responses and challenging student activities.
  • Student exercise comparing responses, to see how maximise answers for AO1
  • Quick fire strategies to avoid needlessly losing examination marks on these questions

12.20 – 12.50pm: Lunch

12.50 – 1.50pm:  High Quality Methods and Applications for AO2 Student Reasoning, Understanding and Inference 

  • How to strengthen AO2 skills and gain the top grades in the exams
  • Developing reasoning and an algebraic approach to coherent solutions – how to stand out by producing high quality solutions
  • Improving inference and functionality skills to produce excellent answers
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY: examine strategies to tackle more complex problems successfully, through example responses

1.50 – 2.50pm: Methods and Applications for attaining Grades 7 to 9 in AO3 Problem Solving 

  • Explore the importance of excellent Problem Solving for gaining top grades
  • Approaches to revision and AO3 answers that give access to the highest grades
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY: Examples of common misconceptions and errors that top students make – how to avoid these and get those high marks!
  • Maximising marks in AO3 questions: final examiner advice and Question and Answer session

2.50 – 3.00pm: Final Top Tips

  • “Getting ready to achieve your Best Grade” – what students need to do after today