This course will aim to make new A-level teachers aware of the scope and depth of the new A-level course and the various opportunities and challenges that arise from it, to ensure high quality teaching and results.


  • Gain insight into the challenges of the New A-level specification
  • Find out new ways to teach Pure and Applied Maths
  • Take away useful lesson planning resources and ideas
  • Increase your knowledge of Applied Mathematics
  • Learn how to use technology and the internet to develop learning in the classroom
COURSE DATE London Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Teachers new to teaching A-level Maths
  • Teachers who need to develop their teaching practice beyond GCSE
  • NQTs who wish to develop their profile
  • Teachers who do not have a post-16 qualification in Mathematics and wish to teach A-level
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues



10.00 – 11.00am: Topics in A-level Maths and how they are presented

  • Identify the challenges of teaching A-level Maths
  • Consider specification content and assessments and what this means for your teaching
  • How to teach lessons with structure and how to use resources accordingly
  • Strategies and teaching methods to get students to analyse key concepts within context-based pure questions
  • Effective and appropriate assessment to track progress and get students working at the right level

11.00 – 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break


11.15 – 12.30pm: Getting to grips with the pace of the course

  • Planning your teaching week by week
  • Co-ordinating conversations with colleagues about topics
  • Trouble shooting as a department
  • Making effective teaching notes with comments and detailed plans
  • How to use the internet to your advantage
  • The challenges of differentiation with the specification’s pace and depth

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch and informal discussion


1.30 – 2.30pm: Getting to grips with Applied Maths

  • Preparing effectively for Statistics
  • How to use the new Whizzkid calculator to good effect
  • Binomial Distribution and Hypothesis testing
  • How to engage students with Mechanics
  • Connected particles and pulleys

2.30 – 3.30pm: Year 2 – what happens?

  • Step up from Year 1 to 2 for Pure and Applied – what is the additional content and challenge?
  • How to prepare effectively for Year 2 during Year 1: for you and the students
  • How to reflect on teaching practice during Year 1

3.30 – 3.45pm: Plenary

  • Share suggestions for the next steps in your teaching

Ash Sharma

Ash is an experienced A-level Maths Teacher who has taught the course for 5 years in the ‘Outstanding’ rated Reigate College in Surrey. He joined Reigate at the age of 21 upon completion of his Maths degree and has developed into a mature and energetic teacher.

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