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Collins GCSE Maths Festival – Amnesty Questions Answered Part 1



Day 1 of our GCSE Maths Festival saw us host a Maths Amnesty. Prior to the festival we asked you to submit your most burning questions about teaching GCSE maths, how to engage students, and advice for dealing with the changes to the new curriculum. We had some great submissions and our expert Chris Curtis, from Frome Community College, was really excited to get stuck in and answer them for you! 

If you missed the videos on twitter yesterday, or if you want to listen again, we’re going to list all the Q&As and links to the videos here for you, so you don’t miss a thing. The first post is available below, the second will be released after Easter.

We hope you enjoy the videos and find Chris’ insights useful. If you have any questions for Chris, please leave a comment below and we will ask him to get in touch.

The Collins Maths Team

Who do you see as role models in Maths today?

How do you see the curriculum changes affecting gender performance?

How do the curriculum changes affect other subject areas alongside Maths?

There are a large number of new topics that Foundation Tier students must be taught – what are your views on this change?

Do you have any suggestions of how to support students with their problem solving skills? Considering that more weight will be given to these questions and answers?

The volume of content in the new GCSE is increasing, what advice do you have of the best ways to tackle this change?

What suggestions do you have of how to challenge the most able students in my class?

Do you think it will be possible to fit in teaching the Statistics GCSE alongside the new Maths GCSE?

How do you see technology fitting into the classroom?

What do you see as the most positive change from GCSE?

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