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NCP 20-18: Challenging Topics at GCSE

A project designed to unpick the most difficult GCSE topics.

This Work Group is designed for secondary school teachers of GCSE Maths. Ideally two teachers will attend from each participating school.

Teachers who have previously participated in Work Groups in this project are welcome to take part again in 2020/21.

  • Algebra and links to graphs. Participant teachers will work together to analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum, a challenging topic from GCSE Mathematics.

5 sessions

Session 1: 31st March | 3 – 4:30pm

Session 2: 21st April | 3 – 4:30pm

Session 3: 5th May | 3 – 4:30pm

Session 4: 19th May | 3 – 4:30pm

Session 5: 23rd June | 3 – 4:30pm

Participants will:

  • develop a deeper insight into the maths that underpins learning in a challenging topic, through unpicking and analysing the topic
  • develop a deeper insight into the key issues and misconceptions behind the topic
  • identify misconceptions and plan a series of lessons to support students in the topic area
  • use and evaluate appropriate pedagogies to teach the topic area
  • work with their departments to unpick and analyse topics to inform collaborative planning and development of schemes of work.

What is the cost?

The Challenging Topics at GCSE project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.