Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses 2014 Mathematics The Department of Education, within the School of Education and Social Work, is delighted to announce its new suite of enhancement courses for Mathematics in the academic year 2014. We have extended our range of courses to facilitate and improve preparation and successful entry to specialist Mathematics Initial Teacher Education programmes (including PGCE, SD, SD salaried and SCITT). This leaflet outlines the aims and minimum requirements for both of our courses. Medium SKE (full time) – NCTL funded Boost your subject knowledge and explore the possibilities and excitement Mathematics has to offer by attending our 20 week enhancement course. Attendance at university is expected for the first eighteen weeks, finishing with a two week distance learning module designed to develop your mathematical pedagogy. Taught by a range of experienced practitioners, you will learn key concepts, deepen your understanding of the subject and improve your maths skills alongside like-minded people. The course should enable you to teach up to Key Stage 3 and GCSE level, and some A-Level Mathematics. Attendance expected: 24th March 2014* – 27th July 2014 Minimum requirements: An A/AS level in Mathematics**. A degree in any subject (preferably with a mathematical element e.g. economics, psychology) A passion for Mathematics. * late start date option available based on individual circumstances. ** those without an A/AS level equivalent will be considered on an individual basis. Assessed throughout the course using a variety of different methods including a subject knowledge audit and an individual portfolio of your own, personal subject knowledge development, you will complete the course feeling confident with your level of subject knowledge for starting your Initial Teacher Training. Short SKE (full time) – NCTL funded Refresh your subject knowledge and ignite your excitement for Mathematics by immersing yourself in the subject for four weeks of full time study on campus. A further two weeks of distance learning will develop your understanding of mathematical pedagogy. This course is designed to investigate mathematical concepts at a deeper level and to see beyond the ‘rules’ and conventions we have become comfortable with, giving a different perspective on the learning of mathematics. Taught by experienced practitioners demonstrating techniques and sharing resources that can be used in the classroom, you will leave the course feeling well prepared for starting your Initial Teacher Training. . Attendance expected: 30th June 2014 – 25th July 2014 Minimum requirements: An A/AS level in Mathematics. A degree in a Mathematically related subject A passion for Mathematics SKE COURSE CONDITIONS To be eligible for NCTL funding you must: have been recommended for an SKE course by your ITE provider as a condition of your Initial Teacher Education (ITE) place. Written evidence required. NCTL FUNDING SKE students receive a tax-free bursary, dependent on regular attendance and progress. The amount varies according to the length of the course as follows: Subject Maths Maths have a confirmed place on an ITE programme starting September 2014. not have previously attended any other TA or NCTL-funded SKE course. Course Length Medium Short Amount £4800 £1600 There are no fees for this course. TRAINEE FEEDBACK “Invaluable course, would recommend everyone attend prior to starting a PGCE course. So many ideas and resources to use and further enhance your knowledge” “It has prepared me much more than expected. It has increased my subject knowledge and highlighted the areas I need to go back and revise. It has also increased my teaching competence, with the many useful ideas and resources we have been shown. It has made me more excited about doing my PGCE in September.” “This course has; enhanced my subject knowledge, boosted my confidence, improved my people and communication skills, taught me the basic teaching techniques, and deepened my understanding.” “Just thanks for a great course! “ APPLICATIONS & ENQUIRES Application forms are downloadable via www.sussex.ac.uk/education/ite/ske/maths Irene Dallaway Gonzalez SKE Mathematics Course Leader Email: email@example.com Admissions Co-ordinator Tel: (01273) 877163 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER: The University of Sussex makes every effort to ensure that the information it provides about programmes and courses is accurate at the time of printing. We reserve the right to change or discontinue any course without notice.