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Get help to increase participation in advanced maths

The advanced mathematics support programme provides CPD, resources and support to improve teaching and increase participation in post-16 maths education.

What you can get

The advanced mathematics support programme (AMSP) offers support for:

  • AS and A level maths
  • further maths
  • level 3 core maths

You can get:

  • online and face-to-face CPD
  • online teaching resources
  • events and materials to promote further study of maths and STEM subjects
  • tuition support for further maths students
  • support for students preparing for university maths entrance tests

Who can join the programme

The programme is available to all state-funded schools in England.

Additional support is available for schools and colleges in priority areas. These are the government’s opportunity areas and areas of low participation in level 3 maths.

The opportunity areas are:

  • Blackpool
  • Bradford
  • Derby
  • Doncaster
  • East Cambridgeshire and Fenland
  • Hastings
  • Ipswich
  • Norwich
  • Oldham
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • West Somerset
  • Yorkshire Coast

The areas of low participation are:

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Halton
  • Hartlepool
  • Islington
  • Kingston Upon Hull
  • Knowsley
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • Portsmouth
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Salford
  • Sandwell
  • Southampton
  • Sunderland
  • Tameside
  • Thurrock

When it’s available

CPD courses and events take place throughout the year.

What it costs

Most support and resources are free. There is a cost for direct tuition and some CPD.

Schools and colleges in priority areas may be eligible to reclaim the cost of CPD courses, travel and supply cover. Register or see the AMSP website for information.

How to apply

Register to receive updates and information on services.

Find out more

See the AMSP website for more information.

Published 21 September 2018