EmCETT Derbys Network 031213

GCSE Maths Enhancement
Derbyshire Network
3rd December, 2013
16-19 Study Programmes
English and maths at GCSE are essential
qualifications for further or higher education
and employment. Students who do not hold an
A*-C in these subjects will be expected to
continue to study towards them as a part of
their 16-19 Study Programme.
(EFA Update on the 16-19 Funding Formula 2013/14)
16-19 Study Programmes
This requirement will be enforced by making the
study of English and mathematics a condition of
the student place being funded from September
(However, the Richard Review proposal to make
achieving GCSE-level qualifications a compulsory
component of apprenticeships has been
16-19 Study Programmes
The condition of funding will be met if students are enrolled
• GCSE Mathematics
• Functional Mathematics
• Free Standing Maths Qualifications
Functional Maths and Free Standing Maths Qualifications
are seen as ‘interim’ or ‘stepping stone’ qualifications on
the journey towards GCSE.
Pass rates for GCSE re-takes
No. re-taking
% achieving AC grade
Sixth Form Colleges
Mainstream schools
FE Colleges
Source: Department for Education (2013) Level 1 and 2
attainment in English and mathematics by 16 to 18 students:
academic year 2011 to 2012
GCSE Maths Enhancement
• CPD programme, funded by DfE, BIS and ETF
• Developed by National Centre for Excellence in Teaching
Mathematics (NCETM)
• Organised & delivered regionally through the Association
of Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (ACETT)
• Aims to up skill existing numeracy/functional skills
teachers to teach maths to GCSE level
• 6 days face-to-face activity over 4 months, blended with
personal support activities
• £100 fee per person
GCSE Maths Enhancement
Programme: Content
Enables teachers preparing to teach GCSE Maths to:
• Develop subject knowledge at this level;
• Develop pedagogical skills, including use of
technology to engage learners in mathematics;
• have access to a range of resources for teaching
GCSE Mathematics;
• gain a deep understanding of the content of GCSE
Maths and of the needs of students re-taking or
working at this level for the first time.
GCSE Maths Enhancement
Programme: Getting Involved
• Programmes running across each region between
January and July, 2014
• National programme information:
• East Midlands information (EmCETT):
• West Midlands information (WMCETT):
Maths Enhancement
Strategic Hubs (MESH)
Regional strategic hubs, which will:
• Identify & work with key regional partners
• Liaise with colleges & providers to clarify workforce
development needs
• Co-ordinate the work of professional development
leads to ensure high quality support for maths
MESH steering group memberships currently being
established, for first meeting in January 2014.
For further information about the GCSE Maths
Enhancement Programme, contact:
Steve Pardoe
[email protected] 07960 725555
To register for a course, download an application form
from the website, or contact:
Jo Byrne [email protected]
0116 264 3535 ext 3722

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