G&T Maths AS & A2: Ensuring the Progress of Able and Gifted Students | Lighthouse Professional Development

G&T Maths AS & A2: Ensuring the Progress of Able and Gifted Students

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Delegates will explore strategies for ensuring that their most able students have opportunities to develop their understanding, knowledge and skills to achieve their potential. There will be opportunities to explore and share resources and activities, identify best practice in teaching and learning, ensure rapid progression and develop confidence in working with very able students. Information will be provided about the qualifications structure, educational and career pathways for very able students.

Aims of the course are to:

  • Gain an overview of sources of activities to suit able students
  • Develop understanding of appropriate pedagogies for able students
  • Ensure appropriate differentiation and rapid progression
  • Understand the qualifications available to very able students in mathematics

Who should attend?
Teachers of AS/A2 Mathematics. Teachers in charge of Post 16 mathematics


9:30Arrival, registration and coffee12:45Restaurant Lunch
10:00Resources and activities available for very able students.
  • Some interesting problems for students and teachers
  • Resources freely available on the internet
  • Item
  • Sharing resources among delegates and presenter
13:45Appropriate pedagogies for very able students (part 2)
  • Ensuring appropriate and rapid progression
  • Developing confidence in working with very able students
  • Item
  • Enabling very able students to develop as rounded individuals
Qualifications available for able students
  • The advanced extension award
  • STEP papers
  • Item
  • Competitions
11:15Coffee16:00Close and depart
11:30Appropriate pedagogies for very able students (part 1)
  • Characteristics of the students
  • Ensuring appropriate differentiation by task and outcome
  • Item
  • Developing skills, knowledge and understanding

Gerry A

Gerry taught in inner city and suburban comprehensive schools for 22 years, including 18 as head of department in two schools. Gerry has worked as a local authority consultant and, most recently, as the West Midlands Regional Adviser for Mathematics with the National Strategies. In this last capacity Gerry has developed teaching and learning materials (including schemes of work and lesson plans as part of a national team), designed CPD materials and events for teachers and consultants, as well as leading very well-received consultant and subject leader training.

Gerry’s quality as a trainer is acknowledged through formal evaluations and informal verbal feedback. In his role as a maths regional adviser Gerry has supported teachers and consultants to improve teaching and learning by working alongside teachers in classrooms and offering workable solutions in challenging circumstances.


Suitable for: 
Senior/Secondary, Special Schools, Post 16/FE Colleges
Scheduled Events, In-school Training

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