Projects Briefing 14/19

Published: 02 May 2019

The 5R's Approach to GCSE Maths Resits

We are looking for 80 post-16 providers to take part in the Education Endowment Foundation funded project called the ‘5Rs approach to GCSE maths resits’. The project aims to conduct trials using manualised intervention methods to support students re-sitting their maths GCSEs to improve their attainment.
The programme content is built on the 40 most common topics in GCSE exams and common exam pitfalls and aims to introduce students to alternative methods for undertaking common but tricky calculations, such as multiplying numbers and adding fractions. For more information about the project, eligibility and applying to take part, please visit the AoC website or email

Centres for Excellence in Maths

AoC are working with the Education and Training foundation (ETF) and a range of delivery partners on the DfE funded Centres for Excellence in Maths programme. The programme aims to deliver a step change in maths teaching up to Level 2 in post-16 settings to help increase the number of young people leaving compulsory education with basic maths skills, up to GCSE and equivalent level and to improve their employability. For more information, please visit the Centres for Excellence webpages on the ETF website.  

ETF T Level Professional Development Offer

Applications are now open for the Teacher Regional Improvement Projects happening as part of the ETF T Level Professional Development offer. Guidance and application documents can be accessed via the AoC website. The deadline to apply is midday on Friday 24 May 2019. The half-day launch events will discuss applications and offer organisations interested in applying guidance. Launch events continue at locations across England, finishing on Thursday 9 May. Details of how to book your place are available on the ETF website.