Teaching Advanced Maths (TAM)

A year-long course focusing on developing the teaching skills and subject knowledge of teachers new to teaching A-level Mathematics.

Delivered by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), the Teaching Advanced Mathematics (TAM) course has been designed to support teachers of GCSE mathematics who wish to teach A-level mathematics for the first time. Many teachers with A-level teaching experience have enrolled on the course, often on the recommendation of colleagues who have completed TAM, to deepen their subject knowledge and gain new ideas for teaching.

One of the main feature of this course is that the course days are spread across the academic year, which each having a combination of:

  • subject knowledge sessions where the focus is on deepening participants’ understanding of mathematics;
  • example lessons where the focus is on pedagogy;
  • facilitated reflections on these sessions.


Training Dates and Times

Dates:  13 July 2017, 20 September 2017, 27 November 2017, 28 November 2017, 15 March 2018, 16 March 2018, 3 July 2018 & 4 July 2018

Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Manchester Meeting Place –


Course fees for 2017/18 are £600. On course completion, schools and colleges of participants receive a bursary in recognition of the support they have given.  The cost of the course includes:

  • eight course days hosted at one of ten venues focussed on A level Mathematics subject knowledge and pedagogy;
  • two developmental lesson observations conducted by subject specialists;
  • two years’ access to MEI’s ‘Integral’ online resources and unlimited email support from MEI;
  • access to live and recorded online sessions;

Course aims

  • To improve the maths subject knowledge of GCSE mathematics teachers to deepen their subject knowledge and gain new ideas for teaching A-level mathematics

More Information / To Apply for a place

Applications are now open and the application form can be found at along with further information and frequently asked questions.  The flyers below provide further details of the programme.