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Detailed guide: Get help to increase participation in advanced maths

Department For Education

December 30
12:30 2019

What you can get

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

  • AS and A level maths, including statistics and mechanics
  • further maths
  • level 3 core maths - AS-sized qualifications aimed at students with GCSE grade 4 or above in mathematics who are not taking maths as AS or A level

You can get:

  • online and face-to-face continuing professional development (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 and colleges in England.

Additional support is available for schools and colleges in priority areas. These are the governments 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 its 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. Some CPD is also chargeable, although state-funded schools and colleges may be able to reclaim the cost of this on completion.

Schools and colleges in priority areas may also be eligible to reclaim additional costs, such as travel and supply cover.

How to apply

Register through the AMSP website to receive updates and information on services.

Find out more

Go to the AMSP website for more information.

Published 21 September 2018
Last updated 30 December 2019 +show all updates
  1. Clarified information about AS and A level maths, and level 3 core maths.
  2. Updated information on who can join the programme and details about what it costs.
  3. First published.

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