About the course
The Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme is aimed at graduates from any degree, who have been offered a place on an Initial Teacher Training programme. This intensive course has been designed to give you the knowledge to teach mathematics confidently to Key Stage 3 and 4 (pupils aged 11-16), and potentially beyond.
There are two options for the Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement at Hull. The long SKE is an intensive 28-week course for graduates with minimum GCSE Mathematics (grade A*-B, or equivalent). The short SKE, taught in conjunction with the long SKE, is an intensive 20-week course for those who have minimum A Level Mathematics (or equivalent).
Tuition is fully funded DfE (Department for Education), and you’ll receive a bursary (if eligible) to help with living costs for the full 20 or 28 weeks.
If you would like to apply for the Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme, either you or your Initial Teacher Training provider can contact the following team for a referral form:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01482 466028 / 465974.
The 28-week long course commences in November and 20-week short course begins in February.
What you'll study
The purpose of the course is to ensure coverage and deeper understanding of Higher level GCSE topics and, also, to consider some of the key aspects of the mathematics that follows as part of an A-Level Mathematics course.
Participants on the course will have relevant skills and understanding at the outset, although the extent and nature of pre-existing expertise will vary from student to student.
The course is a full-time equivalent course with contact time being 15 hours per week delivered over 3 days, with additional time available on these days for individual support. Teaching sessions will comprise a mixture of teacher input, group work and individual work on set tasks, with a continual emphasis on interactive methods. There is an expectation of an additional 10 hours of individual study time.