This Work Group replaces the previous GCSE Resit NCP.
In Years 10 and 11, it becomes apparent that some students will need to continue their mathematical studies beyond the age of 16 in order to achieve a Level 2 maths qualification. In this NCP we will consider the mathematical learning experience of these students in order to provide greater coherence to their learning across the phases.
Participants’ departments will, through shared good practice, become more effective in supporting students whose route towards a Level 2 qualification crosses phases of education.
In Years 10 and 11, it becomes apparent that some students will need to continue their mathematical studies beyond the age of 16 in order to achieve a Level 2 maths qualification. Our workgroup lead Sue Hough will help you to consider the mathematical learning experience of these students, in collaboration with one another in order to provide greater coherence to their learning across the phases. In particular, we will consider teaching strategies that will support those with lowest prior attainment to make progress more securely.
This Work Group is intended for teachers whose students will study Level 2 mathematics across the secondary/post-16 phases.
The target groups of participants in this Work Group are:
- teachers of Year 10 and Year 11 students in Secondary Education
- teachers of post-16 GCSE Maths Resit and/ or Functional Skills Maths in secondary and further education.
Participants may be based in secondary schools, UTCs, FE colleges, Sixth Form colleges, schools with post-16 provision, or other post-16 settings.
Participants will be representing their institution and working with colleagues between Work Group sessions, so ideally will have some responsibility to develop teaching and lead change.
Participants are expected to attend the equivalent of three full days of workshops and to complete practice-based tasks between sessions. These tasks may include trying out an activity with students, observing the impact of different pedagogical approaches in their own class, reflecting on these activities, and preparing brief notes to support discussions in the following workshop. They may also be asked to contribute to online forum discussions.
- are better prepared for transition from KS4 to post-16 (GCSE Resit and/or Functional Skills)
- (in KS4) show an increased understanding of their route to a Level 2 qualification (either GCSE or Functional Skills)
(in Post-16 GCSE and/or Functional Skills) demonstrate a positive attitude to maths.
The sessions are being held at The Manchester College, Openshaw Campus from 13:15—15:45 on the following dates:
Friday 13th October
Friday 17th November
Friday 8th December
Friday 19th January
Friday 9th February
Friday 8th March
Friday 3rd May (TBC)
Friday 21st June
All of our Post 16 programmes are run jointly with Turing NW Maths Hub, please find out more here: https://mathshubsturingnw.co.uk/