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Subject Knowledge Enhancement Mathematics

Develop subject knowledge in mathematics and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary Mathematics.

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    • Overview

      Course Length: 8-28 Weeks Full-Time
      Start Dates: January 2022, February 2022, March 2022, April 2022, May 2022, July 2022, January 2023, February 2023, March 2023, April 2023, May 2023, July 2023
      Subjects: Education and Teaching
      Location: Edge Hill University

      If you have applied to study on the PGCE Secondary Mathematics with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then this course could be for you.

      The aim of the course is to develop your subject knowledge in mathematics to prepare you to teach the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject effectively, with competence, enthusiasm and confidence, to learners aged 11-16 years. Trainees will be encouraged to prepare for teaching A-level topics where appropriate.

      Different programmes are available and the most suitable structure for you will depend on whether you studied a degree in a science discipline or a non-science subject. The course structure and length will be flexible to reflect the needs of each individual trainee.

      The programme has six intakes per year. These include an 8-week course starting in July, a 16-week course starting in April, and a 28-week course starting in January.

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      In Depth

      What will I study?

      If you have a degree in a mathematically related area or a degree which contains a small amount of mathematical study alongside other subjects, this course may be for you. It 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.

      The actual length of the course depends on your qualifications and experience, and will be determined at an interview at the University. We will contact you to arrange this session shortly after we receive your application.

      The course is designed to achieve the following:

      • Address gaps in your subject knowledge;
      • Develop your enthusiasm for working mathematically and to see yourself as a mathematician;
      • Inspire yourself 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 will I study?

      The course structure and length will be flexible to reflect your individual needs. The course is divided into individual units, each requiring 50 hours of learning time, normally within a space of two weeks. This learning will be a blend of face-to-face sessions, online learning, and supported self-study, with at least one evening a week on campus.

      How will I 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 Secondary Mathematics with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University. A Level Mathematics (or equivalent) is also required.

      Finance

      Tuition Fees

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

      If you need to complete a subject knowledge enhancement programme 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. Please note, additional Department for Education eligibility criteria will also apply.

      For further information about bursary eligibility, you can contact a Get Into Teaching adviser on Freephone 0800 389 2500 or use the online chat service at getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/contact.

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      How to Apply

      There is an online application process for this programme.

      Applications for intakes in 2022 are due to open in December 2021.

      Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applydirect for more information about the application process.

      Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applydirect to access the relevant online application form and to find out more about the application process.

      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.

      Get in Touch

      If you have any questions about this programme, please call 01695 584877 or email [email protected].

      Course Changes

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