This course is designed for all teachers looking to adapt their teaching for success in the new 2017 Edexcel AS/A level Mathematics specifications. During the day, delegates will be guided through the new examination papers, explaining the assessment demands and what examiners are likely to be looking for.

The emphasis of focus for the day will be on understanding the nature, structure and assessment objectives of the papers, examining the mark schemes and expectations of examination, the key differences between the new AS and the new A level strategies for success when teaching the new Mathematics specification, creating a cohesive course and meeting the challenges of the new content to ensure the best possible outcomes for students.


  • Learn about the changes to Edexcel AS and A level
  • Understand the over-arching themes and assessment objectives
  • Improve teaching approaches in Mechanics
  • Take away ideas for working with the large data set in Statistics
  • Enhance teaching approaches for less structured questions
COURSE DATES London, Friday 30 June 2017
London, Tuesday 14 November 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of Mathematics
Teachers of Edexcel A level Maths
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 10.30am: Overview of the changes

  • Implications of a linear qualification
  • Structure of the papers
  • Types of questions
  • Assessment objectives and over-arching themes

10.30 – 11.30am: Approaches to teaching mechanics

  • Introducing the concepts
  • Strategies for kinematics
  • Modelling using Newton’s laws

11.30 – 11.45am: Break


11.45- 12.45pm: Teaching statistics and the large data set

  • Spreadsheets and summary statistics with the large data set
  • Hypothesis testing with the binomial distribution
  • Sampling and critiquing representations of data

12.45 – 1.45pm: Lunch


1.45 – 2.45pm: Modelling and problem solving at A level

  • Looking at some questions involving modelling
  • Preparing for questions on problem solving
  • Strategies for problem solving questions

2.45 – 3.40pm: Using technology to enhance teaching

  • Ideas for using spreadsheets
  • How graphing calculators can enhance learning
  • Using Geogebra and Desmos in the classroom

Heather Davis

Heather Davis is a highly experienced AS/A Mathematics teacher and examiner. She examines at Advanced level, authors and advises for Hodder education and is an Advocate for a major awarding body.  She is an Associate of the Further Maths Support programme, presenting and writing materials. One aspect of this work involves leading and writing interactive webinars teaching teachers the content of A level Mathematics. Another aspect involves leading various workshops for students. She taught for 30 years before spending five years as an LA Adviser and is on the General Council for the Association of Teachers of Mathematics.