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NCP19-17 Mathematical Thinking for GCSE Work Group

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University of Northampton Waterside Campus

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Considering not only the long-term development of these skills across KS3 and into KS4, but also the immediate needs of current KS4 pupils.

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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 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 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.

Who is this for?

All secondary schools wishing to begin or continue a programme of professional development to address the teaching and learning implications of GCSE. Ideally, each school will send two members of department (at least one of whom is experienced and has some leadership responsibility) to maximise the impact of the professional development within the department.

This Work Group uses elements from last year’s KS3 Reasoning Work Group but also extends and develops approaches to the challenges of KS4.

Intended Outcomes

• Teachers will gain deeper understanding and confidence in the planning and classroom use of approaches that develop pupil reasoning and problem-solving skills across KS3 and KS4 lessons.

• Teachers will experience collaborative professional development processes including the opportunity to lead professional development in their own departments

• Departments will have the opportunity to develop and embed practice in this area for all their teachers, including the development of a repertoire of activities, policies and longer-term improvement plans to sustain progress.

Dates and venue: All sessions to be run from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

• Thursday 5th March 2020

• Thursday 14th May 2020

• Thursday 25th June 2020

One further session: TBC

Venue: University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton NN1 5PH

Report to the Reception in Senate Building

Course leader: This Work Group will be led by Amanda O’Shea from Northampton University and Eileen McLoughlin from Denbigh School

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