Challenging Topics at GCSE

The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG
15 spaces available

Course dates

  • Tue, 9 Oct '18   9:30am - 12:30pm - done
  • Thu, 8 Nov '18   9:30am - 12:30pm - done
  • Tue, 15 Jan '19   9:30am - 12:30pm - done
  • Wed, 27 Mar '19   9:30am - 12:30pm - done
  • Tue, 21 May '19   1:30pm - 4:30pm - done
  • Tue, 9 Jul '19   9:30am - 3:30pm - done

In many respects, the GCSE, first taught in autumn 2015 and examined in summer 2017, still feels new, and throws up new challenges for teachers and pupils alike. In 2017-2018 there was a Maths Hubs pilot project which explored ways of teaching those GCSE maths topics teachers found challenging to teach, and students found challenging to learn. In 2018-2019, this work will continue. Work Groups will explore effective ways of teaching some of these topics, both to address the immediate needs of the incoming KS4 pupils, but also, crucially, taking a longer-term view by considering development in KS3. The aim will be to get to grips with all the underpinning content of a topic, exploring misconceptions and effective pedagogical approaches for each element.

Who is this for?

Secondary school maths teachers and Heads of department. Participants in the 2017-2018 Work Group are welcome to participate again.


Challenging topics work group
Course ticket - for all 6 dates.
13 available

The Minster School
Nottingham Road
NG25 0LG