Challenging Topics at GCSE
Delegates will explore what makes a question challenging for students, look at pupil misconceptions and how this can feed into lesson planning and SOW design and will have the opportunity to consider different approaches which can be used across all topics within ratio and proportion.
This Work Group offers teachers and their departments nationally coordinated support to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment in the new GCSE.
Many departments will be considering not only the long-term development of these skills across KS3 and into KS4, but also the immediate needs of current KS4 pupils facing the challenges of the new GCSE. This Work Group aims to support both these aspects through professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches.
Participation also offers the opportunity to develop departmental professional development processes and produce longer-term improvement plans.
Y5 - 8 Continuity
The project aims to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3 by taking an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for the work.
Teachers from different phases work together collaboratively to develop a consistent approach to their chosen aspect through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. As a result, channels of communication are established and there is an increased focus on curriculum and pedagogical continuity at key transition points which supports children as they move from KS2 to KS3.