Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit Work Groups

Participants taking part in this Work Group 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.

The aims for participants in this Work Group are:

  • to improve their awareness of key concepts and themes relevant to the context of the GCSE resit.

  • to increase their awareness of appropriate pedagogies to help students make connections and

       deepen understanding.

  • to increase their understanding of ways of working within this sector.

  • to share their approaches to the planning and delivery of key concepts with the Work Group and,

      where appropriate, with colleagues in their department.

  • apply related pedagogical approaches in their Core Maths teaching to support Covid recovery.

  • develop teaching and learning approaches/pedagogy to promote engagement of students.

  • teach effectively key concepts and processes relevant to teaching the GCSE as a resit in post-16

      over eight months.

There is a significant number of students who take the GCSE resit in the post-16 landscape and consequently teachers in schools and FE colleges require support to enable positive outcomes for students. The sustained model of professional development provided by the Work Group model fits in with the current support offered by the FE Centres for Excellence.

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