Teacher Support

Professional Learning courses 2020

The FMSPW has developed an extensive range of resources that we are very happy to share with teachers.

All schools and colleges in Wales are invited to register with the FMSPW to obtain free single user teacher access to the Integral Further Maths resources (Integral). The resources include materials to support the teaching and learning of A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Additional Mathematics Level 2 certificate and STEP, MAT and AEA examinations.

We are very pleased to offer a range of free training opportunities including one-day workshops, on-line sessions, topic/module specific sessions, in-school options as well as longer courses delivered at a nearby University.

Courses 2020

Autumn / Winter 2020

Geogebra Workshop

A series of three 1 ½ hour workshops on "Teams" in October and November

It is intended that participants attend all three sessions

Geogebra is a free Maths tool which enables the easy production of graphs, geometrical investigations and data analysis on screen. Many of the more complex ideas of both the Maths and the Further Maths specifications become much more tangible when Geogebra is used to produce visualisations of the concepts. The first workshop session will concentrate on basic Geogebra skills and how they can be used to illustrate and develop concepts from Maths unit 1, the second session will look at applications of Geogebra to the Applied Maths encountered in Maths units 2 and 4 and the final session will consider the use of Geogebra within the AS modules of Further Maths. There are many different versions of Geogebra available to download. FMSPW has decided to standardise on Geogebra Classic 5 and this will be the version that will be used for these workshops. Each workshop will take place as a one-hour-and-a-half session, on Zoom. A Resource pack will be provided before each session which will detail the examples that will be worked on together during the session The workshop will take place in the English medium, with a Welsh medium assistant present at each session.

To attend please contact b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk with the name of your school and what day you would prefer to attend.

Mathematics and Further Mathematics Self-Study Professional Learning resources

FMSPW are currently offering FREE self-study Professional Learning resources for the following modules:

  • Unit 2 AS- Mathematics
  • Unit 4 A-level Mathematics
  • Unit 2 Further Mathematics
  • Unit 3 Further Mathematics
  • Unit 4 Further Mathematics

    Teachers can choose ONE module of Self-study resources each. Each module comes with extensive valuable resources, including videos and worked-examples, there will be face-to-face zoom sessions with an experienced tutor to support the self study.

    If you are interested in receiving a module of the self-study resources please email b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk with your contact information and your school/college name.

    Course Costs

    All the professional learning opportunities are free for teachers from state funded schools and colleges. Where teachers attend face-to-face sessions at a University campus a contribution towards supply cover costs are paid for weekday courses at a fixed rate of £100 per person per day

    Case Studies

  • Emma Pugh - Porthcawl Comprehensive School
  • “We have had bespoke training on topics that we have requested and we have been able to train up all our staff . ”Read more ...

  • Gwenallt Jones - Ysgold Bro Teifi
  • “I feel confident in teaching the statistics units and gaining the resources required to teach the syllabus and whole content. . ”Read more ...

  • Clare Power- Bishop Vaughan Roman Catholic School
  • “The course was good for meeting other teachers and certainly got my brain working on the more difficult Further Maths topics. ”Read more ...

  • Helen Hayes- Bryn Elian High School
  • “Excellent course, it covered the whole syllabus of FP1 and I feel much more confident now with explanations and reasoning behind methods. ”Read more ...

  • Laura Makarek - Caldicot School
  • “It gives you the opportunity to learn new techniques not only from the tutor but from the other teachers on the course. It has given me confidence to deliver FP1. ”Read more ...

  • Stuart Ball - Caerleon Comprehensive School
  • “I have a much deeper knowledge of the course and feel confident to tackle many topics from several different approaches. ”Read more ...

    For further information and/or any questions please email c.e.musselwhite@swansea.ac.uk or 01792 606609.