Key Stage 4 Extension and Enrichment

The FMSP has a commitment to provide Teacher CPD for Key Stage 4 mathematics teachers to help improve the range of extension and enrichment activities that students experience in order that they will consider undertaking further study in mathematics.
Events are provided free of charge to KS4 teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies.

KS4 E&E Conference

Following the fourth national series of FMSP KS4 Extension and Enrichment two-day courses held throughout 2015 and 2016, we are pleased to announce a one-day conference which will be held in Central London at the Institute of Education on Monday 7th March 2016 from 9.30am to 4pm.

During the conference there will be workshops focusing on enriching the learning experience for Higher Tier GCSE students as well as workshops looking at ways of approaching teaching some of the new Higher Tier GCSE objectives.

Plenary speakers complete the day:

  • Charlie Stripp, Director of the NCETM, will speak about the current mathematics teaching landscape
  • Ben Sparks will give his own, unique perspective on enriching learning.

The conference is free and is open to all KS4 mathematics teachers in state-funded schools. Additionally, there is a small bursary of £150 per teacher available to schools towards release costs for up to 2 teachers.


The conference is now fully booked, but if you would like a place on the reserve list then please complete the online application form. We will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

Two day CPD programme

For 2015-2016, a completely revamped version of this popular course has been developed in order to address some of the new Higher Tier objectives. The Further Mathematics Support Programme provides professional development and resources to support teachers in stretching and challenging Key Stage 4 students working towards the Higher Tier Mathematics GCSE (or equivalent). Tailored to the new Higher GCSE, this course aims to:

  • Explore a range of resources and activities designed to challenge students to think and make connections within and beyond the new Higher tier GCSE
  • Consider problem solving within the new GCSE and ways of integrating problem solving approaches into teaching
  • Explore a range of resources for teaching of some of the new Higher tier content at GCSE which are designed to enrich student experience

What the course involves

The course consists of two separate face-to-face professional development days with some online support between the two sessions.

Delegates have the chance to obtain and try out a wide range of materials targeted specifically at Higher Tier GCSE students. Materials have either been developed by the FMSP or are freely available from other sources. The FMSP resources have been designed to consolidate understanding of some of the more challenging topics, to promote a deeper understanding of them and also to encourage students to recognise the links between and within topics. Teachers will also have opportunities to reflect on provision and pedagogy associated with Higher Tier GCSE students and to consider different ways in which individuals and groups can be appropriately challenged.

It is expected that delegates will have opportunities within their own schools to use a selection of the resources with students between the two course dates.

Who the course is for

These courses are only for Key Stage 4 teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. Up to two teachers per establishment can apply for the courses.

It is relevant for any teacher who wishes to develop their Key Stage 4 teaching, whether they are in the first years of their career or have longer experience. Ideally, teachers will also be in a position to disseminate the materials more widely within their departments, but this is not a requirement of attendance.


These courses are funded by the DfE and are offered free of charge to KS4 teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. In addition, participants' schools will be eligible to claim £300 per teacher to enable attendance.

If you have any further questions please e-mail [email protected]

2015/2016 Courses

Applications for the courses for 2015/2016 are now closed; there will be another round of these popular courses starting in Autumn 2016.

KS4 E&E Conference

Each year, a free one day conference has been held to enable teachers to share outcomes and resources from the two day courses as well as opportunities to explore the use of a further range of resources and activities from both the FMSP and other sources.
Plenary speakers give a broader view of mathematics education and explore interesting mathematics.
The conference is open to all KS4 mathematics teachers in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. Additionally, there is a small bursary of £100 per teacher available to schools towards attendance costs for up to two teachers.