GCSE maths re-sits: Classroom resources

Scheme of Work  

The CfEM scheme of work for GCSE maths re-sits was developed by teachers in the CfEM colleges, based on the Five Key Principles of Teaching for Mastery in Further Education (FE). 

It provides an outline of a 90-hour sequence of lessons (30 weeks of 2 x 1.5 hours), with links to 36 full mastery lessons (including six written by the University of Nottingham for research purposes) that can be used and adapted by FE teachers. 

Download a PDF copy of the scheme of work, including a rationale for its development and links to the lessons here:

The lessons 

The 30 lessons written by teachers in CfEM colleges can be found below. Each lesson includes a lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation, plus handouts and activities.   

A further 12 GCSE mastery lessons, developed by the University of Nottingham, can be found in the Research Lessons section. 

The lessons can also be accessed via links in the scheme of work.

Lesson 1: Attitudes to maths and getting un-stuck

Lesson 2: Mindsets, resilience and number sense

Lesson 3: Direct proportion

Lesson 3: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 4: Best buys

Lesson 4: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 5: Scales, maps and units

Lesson 6: Speed

Lesson 6: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 7: Basic fractions – have your cake and eat it!

Lesson 9: Sharing in a ratio

Lesson 10: Using ratios

Lesson 10: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 11: Multiplication and estimation

Lesson 12: Division and Estimation

Lesson 16: Adding and subtracting fractions

Lesson 18: Dividing fractions

Lesson 19: Benchmark percentages and equivalences

Lesson 21: Calculator percentages

Lesson 23: Exchange rates

Lesson 23: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 27: Directed numbers

Lesson 27: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 28: Notation and collecting like terms

Lesson 29: Substitution and formulae

Lesson 30: Expand and factorise

Lesson 31: Solving equations

Lesson 31: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 35: Properties of 2D shapes

Lesson 36: Area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes & compound shapes

Lesson 37: Circles

Lesson 37: Circles

Lesson 38: Surface area and volume

Lesson 43: Graphs and charts

Lesson 43: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 44: Scatter graphs

Lesson 44: Lesson plan and slides

Lesson 45: Averages and range

Lesson 47: Basic probability

Lesson 49: Arithmetic sequences