Preparing for the new GCSEs - Developing Reasoning in KS3

Mathematical Reasoning – how to build reasoning skills at KS3 and support current KS4

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. 

It also aims to support both these aspects through professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches.  The work group will build on elements from the previous KS3 reasoning work groups, but also extends and develops approaches to the challenges of KS4 and the new GCSE.

Participation also offers the opportunity to develop departmental professional development processes and produce longer-term improvement plans.

Audience: All secondary schools wishing to begin or continue a programme of professional development to address the teaching and learning implications of the new curriculum and GCSE. Each school should enrol two teachers who are passionate about developing mathematical reasoning. 

Day 1: 31st January 2018  (9.00 am – 2.30 pm)

Day 2: 12th March 2018  (1.30pm – 3.30 pm)  

Day 3: 16th May 2018 (1.30pm – 3.30 pm)

Day 4:  20th June 2018  (9.00 am – 2.30 pm)

Venue: Raynes Park High School, Bushey Road, London SW20 0JL

Gap tasks between the workshops will include lesson study, allowing wider department participation in the professional development.

Cost: FREE (funding of £500 per school available)

Contact Hub Administrator Lesley Dibbens:  to book your place.