Subject Passion CPD Programme

In November 2020 Trinity College hosted a range of ‘Subject Passion’ sessions for World Class school subject leaders in Mathematics, Economics and Medicine (Biology / Chemistry).

Subject Passion CPD Programme

These unique CPD opportunities gave school subject leaders and A level teachers the opportunity to learn directly from the university’s subject specialists how to spark a passion for your subject in students, with the aim of effectively teaching students how what they are learning at school will be applied at university.

This pilot programme is the start of a long term partnership between WCSQM and Trinity College with the aim of creating a link between A level subject teaching and student learning, and university level, to create a seamless transition as students progress to higher education. Following on from the sessions, World Class school subject leaders have been working with Cambridge University subject specialists to create A level teaching resources for schools. These are free and available for Mathematics, Economics and Biology / Chemistry for all schools – contact us to receive yours.

“Prior to working at Trinity College, I was a senior leader and Maths teacher across a variety of challenging secondary schools. Consequently, as part of my new role, I have been developing and implementing a new and improved outreach strategy with, among other features, a strong focus on working with teachers as well as their students. As part of this, the opportunity to form a partnership with the fantastic work done at World Class Schools, to develop a teacher-focused subject CPD programme, perfectly aligned with my goals and values. The opportunity to utilise their network, of over 100 outstanding state schools and over 100,000 students, was extremely appealing in order to allow our academics to share and showcase their subject expertise to an extensive online audience.

The idea is to try to help teachers reflect on the interest in their subject that led to a career in teaching. What captivated them about their field of study? We are hoping to relight the passion for the subject, to remember the excitement, because it’s that enthusiasm that can lead their students towards success, particularly for the most able. We want to inspire teachers to reach students through the passion they show in class and, ultimately, to give students the motivation to succeed.”
Jon Datta, Outreach Coordinator, Trinity College Cambridge

Visit our events page for details of upcoming Trinity College CPD opportunities – these are held online and free to attend, subject to availability, for all schools across the UK.

Imre Leader, Professor of Pure Mathematics at Trinity College Cambridge, led the first Mathematics Passion session on 9th November for Mathematics teachers at schools UK wide

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