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Centres for Excellence in Maths: according to those involved

Centres for Excellence in Maths Project Officer Boryana Smilenova considers what can be learnt from participants’ feedback.

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Centres for Excellence in Maths: Mastery lessons for FE

Three teachers involved in writing lessons focussed on teaching for mastery in maths as part of the CfEM project, share their experiences.

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Sustaining the CfEM legacy

Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager, Association of Colleges, looks at the discussion of how to secure the CfEM legacy.

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What do we know about this summer’s post-16 GCSE maths results?

A breakdown of maths GCSE results in 2022 and a comparison to 2021 and 2019’s centre-assessed grades.

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Taking part in the CfEM Teaching for Mastery Trial

Michael Boucher, Lecturer in Maths at East Surrey College, discusses Taking part in the CfEM Teaching for Mastery Trial, and the impact it has had.

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The impact of the Whole College Approach

The CfEM Whole College Approach programme aims to support colleges as they explore areas for improvement and develop plans to address weaknesses that are tailored to their unique college context.

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‘Don’t worry, you’ll be fine!’ – a look at exam anxiety

A blog by student engagement coaches Sarah Stokes and Georgina Norris at Cambridge Regional College on exam anxiety.

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Why do so many FE students struggle with maths?

There are numerous reasons why many young people struggle with maths resits. This article suggests practical solutions to the widespread issues faced by 16-19 maths learners and staff.

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London CfEM Hub MEI FE Maths Challenge Cross-College Final

“The best day in an FE maths teacher’s career…”

There are often times when you are faced with an uphill battle with motivating and engaging our learners, but sometimes, a day can stand out to you as one of the best in your career.

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Cath Gladding, National Research Adviser, ETF

Gentle marathons and concrete building: Making the most of CfEM Action Research Mentors 

Cath Gladding, National Research Adviser at the ETF, looks back at the impact of Centres for Excellence in Maths Action Research Mentors.

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Variety is the spice of maths: Engaging mastery approaches, Stamford College CfEM

Examining how learners gain confidence from trying things in different ways when it comes to mastery of maths topics.

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Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) National Trials update: January 2022

Centres for Excellence in Maths National Trials Director, Geoff Wake, gives an update on the programme at the turn of the new year.

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A diagnostic and responsive approach to teaching Maths Functional Skills and GCSE Re-sits

Shabana Raman, Director of Mathematics Improvement, East Kent College Group, discusses a responsive approach to teaching Mathematics Functional Skills and GCSE Re-sits.

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Developing a Mastery Approach with GCSE Resit at Leyton Sixth Form College

Byron Sheffield from Leyton Sixth Form College writes about involvement in the national mastery trials and improving approaches to GCSE maths resits.

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National Trials: Teaching for Mastery

The University of Nottingham research team write about controlled trials of approaches to teaching for Mastery, aiming to improve learner understanding of concepts underpinning the GCSE mathematics curriculum.

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