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Improving learner outcomes in GCSE maths — Stockton Riverside College

Principal focus of the project

This project focussed on three local colleges working collaboratively together and with a local secondary school to get ready to deliver the new 9-1 GCSE maths specification and improve outcomes. The process had two stages; collaboration and mentoring, and implementaton of teaching, learning and assessment.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

Project participants enjoyed working collaboratively using a mix of approaches including mentoring, formal CPD sessions,peer observations,  meetings and production of tools and resources.  Assessment tools were assessed and a new diagnostic tools developed linked directly to the new specification. colleges saw an improvement in learner outcomes and in atendance (at exams). Participating organisations felt prepared to deliver the new 9—1 specification and all organisations reported improved staff morale. Data was gathered from participants and observers, and interviews/surveys.

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name of associate programmes



A project addressing the challenges of teaching mandated maths GCSE  to often unmotivated learners.

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