Teaching and learning online events

Here you will find information about our free online teaching and learning events available to help you deliver the GCSE (9-1) Mathematics course. There are live online events you can book onto as well as recordings of previous events. 

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Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Maths subject specialist live online sessions

Providing expert advice on teaching & learning approaches, strategies & resources

Following the success of our first series of live online sessions with Pietro Tozzi in the autumn term, we ran four further events in the spring term - continuing our commitment to provide ongoing support to all our GCSE maths centres.

Pietro Tozzi, one of our subject specialists and a teacher at Gumley House School in London, hosted four live online after school sessions during February, March and April.

Each session started with a half hour presentation by Pietro on a specific topic. The second half hour was devoted to a topic voted on by the session attendees and the final half hour was allocated to Q&A.

Each session was recorded and we will soon be sharing some short videos where Pietro answers the most popular questions. Look out for them soon.

Each online Q&A event will be split into 3 parts:

4:00 - 4:30pm - Pietro will begin each session by sharing advice, strategies and resources on a set topical area.

4:30 - 5:00pm - Pietro will share some advice, strategies and resources on an additional area voted on by the attendees.

5:00 - 5:30pm - Q&A session where delegates can ask Pietro any questions on teaching and learning the GCSE (9-1) Mathematics qualification.

  Topic presentation: 4:00 - 4:30pm Optional topics to be discussed: 4:30 - 5:00pm
Wednesday
13 February
Mock examinations, tier entry decisions
and tracking predicted grades
- Intervention strategies & resources
- Topics new to GCSE (particularly at Higher tier for grade 8/9)
- Use of additional qualifications for low ability students
Wednesday
6 March
Intervention strategies & resources - Mock examinations, tier entry decisions and tracking predicted grades
- Topics new to GCSE (particularly at Higher tier for grade 8/9)
- Use of additional qualifications for low ability students
Wednesday
20 March
Revision sessions, resources & websites - Mock examinations, tier entry decisions and tracking predicted grades
- Intervention strategies & resources
- Topics new to GCSE (particularly at Higher tier for grade 8/9)
- Use of additional qualifications for low ability students
Wednesday
3 April
Final practice! - Mock examinations, tier entry decisions and tracking predicted grades
- Intervention strategies & resources
- Topics new to GCSE (particularly at Higher tier for grade 8/9)
- Use of additional qualifications for low ability students

If you have questions or queries on exam papers, results or support provided for our GCSE or A level Maths qualifications, then please contact us at TeachingMaths@pearson.com.

Free to attend, these online drop-in sessions are for maths teachers and Heads of Departments teaching GCSE (9-1) Mathematics. You can join the live online event and stay from beginning to end, or just drop in when you’re ready.

You’ll be able to ask questions through the training platform and Pietro will answer them during the session. In the event that too many questions are submitted during the Q&A session we will ensure that we respond to unanswered questions once the event is over.

In addition to having your questions answered, and gaining some useful advice and tips, you’ll receive an online pack of resources developed by an experienced teacher to help support you in the teaching and learning of GCSE (9-1) Mathematics.

Pietro Tozzi has been teaching maths for 34 years. He has Head of Department experience and last summer his school’s mathematics GCSE 4-9 indicator was 83%. Pietro has worked with Pearson for a number of years and has contributed to the Pearson Edexcel Mathematics training programme, as well as being involved in the creation of a number of support materials. He also supports and presents at some of the Pearson Collaborative Hubs up and down the country and wrote some of the (Pure and Mechanics) schemes for the reformed A level Mathematics. Pietro was nominated for a National Teaching Award.

Pietro has given help and advice to a number of schools over the years. Here are some of the things teachers have said about the support Pietro has provided.

"Pietro was very informative, helpful and knowledgeable; gave me loads of resources and clear ideas on how to identify, select intervention students and raise their performance using tests, mark schemes and feedback."

"Pietro was extremely helpful and supportive in matching skills and teaching methods to the delivery of the content required for Pearson examinations."

GCSE (9-1) Mathematics new content online event recordings

In 2016 we ran six twilight events for teachers of Mathematics all about delivering the new content for GCSE Mathematics (9-1).

Each session focused on a different area of content that is new to the GCSE (9-1) Mathematics qualification, and was run by a practicing teacher giving a practical insight into how the new content can be delivered.

Recordings of these sessions are available below so you can listen to the presentation and view the event slides. 

GCSE (9–1) Mathematics new content: quadratic equations (Foundation tier)

Event code: 15OMNC01/01
Date: 2 February 2016

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GCSE (9–1) Mathematics new content: quadratic sequences (Foundation and Higher tiers) and quadratic inequalities (Higher tier)

Event code: 15OMNC02/01
Date: 4 February 2016

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GCSE (9–1) Mathematics new content: trigonometry (Foundation tier) and exact trigonometric values (Foundation and Higher tiers)

Event code: 15OMNC06/01
Date: 9 February 2016

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GCSE (9–1) Mathematics new content: simultaneous equations (Foundation tier)

Event code: 15OMNC03/01
Date: 22 February 2016

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GCSE (9–1) Mathematics new content: gradient and area under a curve (Higher tier)

Event code: 15OMNC04/01
Date: 25 February 2016

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GCSE (9–1) Mathematics new content: solving equations by iteration (Higher tier)

Event code: 15OMNC05/01
Date: 1 March 2016

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Teaching & learning videos

These videos are presented by teachers, for teachers, to help you navigate the changes to GCSE Mathematics, and show creative teachers sharing their existing successful and innovative approaches to teaching mathematics.