Mathematics (Primary Mathematics Specialist) Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in mathematics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 5-11 on this free enhancement course, designed for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS.

Overview

Course length: 8 weeks full-time
Start dates: June 2022
June 2023
June 2024
Location: Edge Hill University
Subject(s): Education and Teaching
Department: Faculty of Education
A primary school teacher sits with pupils during a maths lesson.

If you have applied, or are considering applying, to study on the PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS at Edge Hill University, this course has been designed to enhance your subject knowledge in mathematics.

If you have GSCE Mathematics at Grade B or C or Grades 4-6 (or equivalent), this subject knowledge enhancement course will enable you to further develop your mathematical subject knowledge to the required level. It is also suitable for applicants to the PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS who achieved GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or Grade 7 (or equivalent) who wish to refresh their subject knowledge.

The aim of the course is to prepare you to teach the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject effectively, with competence, enthusiasm and confidence, to learners aged 5-11 years. It will cover the four operations used to solve equations, as well as fractions, decimals and percentages, geometry and statistics, and overarching themes such as problem-solving, fluency and reasoning.

What you'll study

This subject knowledge enhancement course is designed for applicants without a breadth and depth of mathematical study in their degree, who may need to improve their subject knowledge as a condition of entry to the PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS.

The course is designed to:

  • Address gaps in your subject knowledge.
  • Develop your enthusiasm for working mathematically and to see yourself as a mathematician.
  • Inspire you to promote learning in mathematics that is challenging and engaging for all students.
  • Identify and build upon your prior learning and develop your capacity for future self-study.
  • Understand how mathematics is used in society.
  • Develop an understanding of the connections that exist between topics in mathematics.
  • Develop your use of appropriate technology in teaching and learning.

How you'll study

The course is typically delivered for up to one day a fortnight over an eight-week period. Face-to-face sessions will typically run from approximately 10am to 4pm, complemented by online learning and supported self-study.

You can expect to receive your timetable at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day or evening of the week.

How you'll be assessed

There are no formal examinations. You will build a reflective portfolio from directed activities.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on the PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS at Edge Hill University, have GCSE Mathematics at Grade B or Grade C or Grades 4-6 (or equivalent), and need to enhance your mathematical subject knowledge.

In these circumstances, completing this subject knowledge enhancement course will typically form part of the offer conditions for a place on our PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS. Please note, however, that completion of this subject knowledge enhancement course does not necessarily qualify you for a place on the PGCE unless this is made clear at the time the offer is made. This will be discussed with you if you are called for an interview.

You may also apply for the course if you have been offered a place on the PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS at Edge Hill University, have GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or Grade 7 or above (or equivalent), and wish to refresh your mathematical subject knowledge.

How to apply

There is an online application process for this course.

Please choose the application form for your preferred intake date and mode of study.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

Faculty of EducationHoused in a state-of-the-art £9million building, the Faculty of Education enjoys a stunning setting from both its lakeside and piazza buildings.

Facilities in the lakeside building include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology. The lakeside building is also home to a popular vegan and vegetarian cafe where students can meet to socialise and discuss their studies.

The nearby piazza building offers modern facilities including a lecture theatre and a number of seminar rooms.

Where you'll study

Faculty of Education

Finance

Tuition fees

UK Full-Time

Free of charge

for the course

There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement course which is funded by the Department for Education.

Financial support

If you need to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course during academic year 2021/22, you may be eligible to receive a bursary of £175 per week. To be eligible for this bursary, you must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on a PGCE, with completion of a subject knowledge enhancement course as one of the offer conditions. Additional Department for Education eligibility criteria will also apply.

Tuition fees

UK Full-Time

Free of charge

for the course

There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement course which is funded by the Department for Education.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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