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Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Maths

Postgraduate - Taught SKE

Open for admission in 2019/20

Full time
SKE 20 weeks (short course) or 28 weeks (long course)

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:

face-admissions@hull.ac.uk or 01482 466028 / 465974.

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.

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Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus and distance learning

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Fees and funding

Tuition is fully funded by the DfE (Department for Education), and you’ll receive a bursary (if eligible) to help with living costs for the full duration of the programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have been offered a place on an Initial Teacher Training course and completion of the SKE course must be a requirement for a place on the course.  It is helpful to indicate interest in the Subject Knowledge Enhancement in your personal statement at the application stage.

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: 

face-admissions@hull.ac.uk or 01482 466028 / 465974.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Previous participants of the Hull Mathematics SKE have found the course invaluable with most securing full-time mathematics teaching posts on completion of the PGCE.