Secondary Work Groups
Challenging topics at GCSE
In many respects, the GCSE, first taught in autumn 2015 and examined in summer 2017, still feels new, and throws up new challenges for teachers and pupils alike. In 2017-2018 there was a Maths Hubs pilot project which explored ways of teaching those GCSE maths topics teachers found challenging to teach, and students found challenging to learn. In 2018-2019, this work will continue. Work Groups will explore effective ways of teaching some of these topics, both to address the immediate needs of the incoming KS4 pupils, 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.
Supporting Teaching the New GCSE Mathematics Resit
This Work Group offers teachers and their departments nationally coordinated support to address the challenges presented in teaching the new GCSE Mathematics Resit in post 16 education and is suitable for anyone teaching GCSE maths re-sit.
Mathematical Thinking for GCSE
Teachers or departments keen to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment at GCSE are encouraged to take part in this project. Work Groups will explore professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. Please see our flyer for more information and register on our online form.
Teaching Assistant Programme- Supporting Maths in Secondary Schools
Fully funded by the North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub, this free programme will develop the confidence and skills of TAs in supporting maths in the secondary and middle school classroom, as well as with intervention activities. Please see our flyer for more information and our booking form.