Resources to help you teach over one year

The collection of resources on this page is designed to help you prepare to teach our GCSE Maths to post-16 resit students. They'll help you to reinforce and develop GCSE Maths skills across all curriculum areas. They have been produced by experienced maths specialist Julia Smith.  

Getting started

Julia hosted a preparing to teach webinar in autumn 2017: Preparing to teach: post-16 one-year resit

We also have a document with 12 tips for teaching GCSE Maths to post-16 students.

Assessing basic skills

Julia has also put together three sets of basic skills questions to help you identify gaps in students' knowledge of basic maths skills at the start of the resit course. 

One year route map

Our one-year route map is tailored for resit students and supports the delivery of GCSE Maths (8300) over one year.

Revision resources

·       Foundation tier revision checklist

·       Higher tier revision checklist 

Case study

Find out how West Suffolk college improved their GCSE Maths resit pass rate and how AQA's one-year route map helped achieve that.

About Julia


"My name is Julia and I have had the pleasure of producing this 1-year Route Map with AQA. My work involves advising and supporting colleges in post-16 maths with ACER in the six counties of the Eastern Region. I am also a Teacher Trainer with Suffolk and Norfolk Initial Teacher Training, supporting and training new teachers in Secondary maths education. I straddle both Secondary and Further Education with a specific expertise with and interest in GCSE Mathematics.

My authoring work includes Cambridge University Press, BBC GCSE Bitesize, the NCETM, La Salle as well as articles in TES FE and Teach Secondary. I also currently Chair the Board of Governors at Writtle College.

I have been Secondary Magazine Editor for the NCETM, Maths Portal Manager for the Open University and have recently been voted one of the Top 50 Social Media Influencers for Further Education by JISC, under the Twitter handle @tessmaths.

Please take time to follow me on Twitter and also refer to my ACER blog and 40 Top Twitter Teaching Tips"