For Post 16

Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit

The primary focus for 2021/22 will be Post-16 GCSE resit pedagogy to support Covid recovery

This project will explore effective ways of teaching key content to GCSE resit students, and effective ways of working with teachers of post-16 resit GCSE in the context of Covid recovery. Participants will, through collaboration and experimentation, deepen their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum demands of GCSE Maths and their awareness of pedagogical approaches that best support students taking GCSE for the second time.

Participants’ departments will, through shared good practice, become more effective at teaching GCSE resit. This will come from exploring wider and more confident use of teaching approaches such as bar modelling, multiplicative reasoning, realistic contextualisation or teaching for mastery approaches.

Who can take part?

This project is for teachers of post-16 GCSE Maths resit and/or any head of department where post-16 GCSE Maths resit is taught. Participants may be based in FE colleges, sixth form colleges, schools with post-16 provision or other post-16 settings.

Participants will be representing their institution and working with colleagues in between Work Group sessions.

The Work Group Lead is Graham Baker, experienced practitioner working with GCSE mathematics resit students.

What will you learn?

Participants and their departments will:

  • improve their awareness of key concepts and themes relevant to the context of GCSE resit
  • increase their awareness of appropriate pedagogies to help students make connections and deepen understanding
  • share approaches to planning and delivery of key concepts with the Work Group and with departmental colleagues
  • develop teaching and learning approaches and pedagogy to promote engagement of students
  • work towards increased localised support and collaboration between 11-16 schools, FE colleges, sixth form colleges and 11-18 schools.

What is the cost?

The Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools/colleges.

How can I get involved?

The Supporting Post-16 GCSE Work Group is now full for 21/22. If you would like to register your interest for next year, please email us at


2021-22 Dates & Venues

The workgroup will meet between 2pm and 4pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 24th November 2021
  • Wednesday 19th January 2022
  • Wednesday 16th February 2022
  • Wednesday 23rd March 2022
  • Wednesday 27th April 2022