Students complete engaging challenges, collect evidence of their work and identify skills development. The challenges in the mathematics programme have a contextual approach, applying subject material to day-to-day events. This reflects the greater emphasis in the mathematics GCSE on applying new skills and knowledge to real-life problems and situations.
By accessing Accelerating Progress through an online platform, where learners view content and upload evidence for their tutor to sign off, the course provides a different way of working for young people. The student works with the tutor to decide on which challenges to complete, giving greater freedom over what they study; this is proven to engage and motivate young people.
Each learner will require their own registration to access the Accelerating Progress e-portfolio system. This allows learners to input their completed challenges and upload their evidence for tutors to sign off online.
A demo of the e-portfolio system is available for centres that wish to view the course content before registering their learners:
The e-portfolio system also includes resources to support learners as they complete their challenges.
Tutor support manual
A tutor support manual is available for the Accelerating Progress mathematics course. This resource has been designed to support experienced practitioners as well as non-specialists in delivering the courses.
The manual includes detailed tutor notes for each challenge and information on mathematics skills development. Print copies of the manuals include an electronic version.
For centres new to ASDAN, your first step is to complete the Centre Registration Form. Current ASDAN centres need to ensure that Accelerating Progress is added to their centre's registration.
Following registration, you will be able to purchase e-portfolio logins and access additional resources and guidance via the members area of this website.
ASDAN members area
Once your centre is registered with ASDAN for Accelerating Progress, you can find further information and resources in the members area. This section of the website contains all the essential documents, forms and updates that you need to deliver your course.
There is no limit to the number of people from a centre who can register to use the members area. You can create a new user account using the online form.
Once students' work has been internally moderated, centres can request certificates for successful candidates from ASDAN.
There is no external moderation for this programme, although ASDAN reserves the right to request samples of candidates' work for quality assurance purposes.
All student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|Accelerating Progress tutor support manual
|1-29 learner registrations
|30-49 learner registrations
|50+ learner registrations
|Accelerating Progress PDF certificate
|Accelerating Progress printed and foiled certificate (optional, per learner, per course)
All prices valid from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2019. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT. For details of prices from September 2019, please download the list of ASDAN course costs for 2019–2020.