Contextualising post-16 Maths: a toolkit

Overview

This resource is part of a set of materials AELP produced with a group of post-16 providers, in a project for the Department of Education (DfE). It supports the delivery of GCSE Maths within 16-19 Study Programmes, especially those with a strong vocational element – mainly through developing and using contextualised resources for teaching and learning to help learners taking or re-taking that qualification.

The GCSE English contextualised grid

Illustrations of how naturally-occurring opportunities in four vocational subjects can be used to address the assessment objectives.

How to use the grid

Sample lesson plan 1 – Health and Social Care

An example from the above ‘grid’ worked into a full, illustrative lesson plan.

  1. Lesson Plan – Area perimeter
  2. Sensory room
  3. Learner Task Sheet
  4. Learner Task Sheet – tutor notes
  5. Perimeter worksheet
  6. Perimeter worksheet – tutor notes
  7. Area worksheet
  8. Area worksheet – tutor notes
  9. Learner task sheet 2 – homework
Sample lesson plan 2 – Construction

An example from the above ‘grid’ worked into a full, illustrative lesson plan.

  1. Pythagoras 1 – Lesson plan
  2. Pythagoras 2 – Starter activity
  3. Pythagoras 3 – Real-life problems 
  4. Pythagoras 4 – Problems
  5. Pythagoras 5 – Lollipop right angles