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BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS (2 Year)

To help you feel prepared for your university studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:

Your Launchpad sessions

The Faculty of Education have organised a number of virtual Launchpad sessions. Although not all of these sessions will be relevant to your specific degree, you may find a number of these sessions useful.

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Suggested reading

You will be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.

We don’t recommend that you rush out to buy texts before you arrive but if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, we recommend that all Mathematics trainees do some background reading on the teaching of mathematics in schools.

We suggest the following texts:

  • Teaching mathematics in the secondary school (Developing as a Reflective Secondary Teacher), by Paul Chambers, and Robert Timlin, 2019.
  • Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience (Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series), by Sue Johnston-Wilder, Peter Johnston-Wilder, David Pimm and Clare Lee. 2010.

Free online course

This FREE course will support students in making the transition to university as smooth as possible, through consolidation of essential A level Mathematics skills across a wide range of the subject content. The course enables students to learn more about topics they will meet in their first-year studies and provides opportunities to explore topics in greater depth using suggestions for wider reading.

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Useful websites

Keeping up to date with the latest developments in the Education world is a great way to prepare for your course. Here are some websites that you will be useful, you should also try and find some good websites of your own:

Your tasks

We have created a selection of tasks which will help you to prepare for your course and enhance your professional profile.

We recommend that you keep your responses and notes together in a portfolio of pre-course work as they may well come in useful in the future.

Task one – Self evaluation
Task two – Developing your knowledge
Task three – Preparing to study mathematics

Meet your course leader:

Additional ways to prepare

Preparing to start

This session examines how to make a successful transition to university. From planning your results day, accommodation and commuting tips, extra support available to you and general advice on uni life.

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Find out more about who you are

The following information provides an insight into what to expect when coming to university along with some good advice on how to navigate some of the potential challenges you may face.

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