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Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (Mathematics)

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (Mathematics)

Key information

Qualification type

Enhancement Course

Subject areas

Mathematics Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

This practical programme will help you reflect on your practice, and that of your colleagues, in order to improve your teaching and children's learning.

Through this course we aim to: Prepare you for your PGCE programme – we’ll highlight teaching and learning issues in mathematics; Inspire passion for maths including all aspects of local, national and global developments within it; Help you understand the knowledge, concepts and skills associated with maths; Model imaginative and creative approaches to teaching and learning, and excellent practice in assessment; Prepare you to teach maths up to Key Stage 4 level. You’ll have the opportunity to reach up to A-level standard teaching knowledge.

There will be an assessment task for each unit of work. These will take a variety of forms depending on the unit of work. In addition you’ll be expected to sit a KS3 SAT paper; a GCSE paper and some A level papers.

You’ll be expected to achieve a sufficient or better standard in each category on each task. There will be one opportunity to re-submit any task that does not reach the required standard on first submission. You’ll be given the deadline for resubmission when the work is returned to you.

Teaching and learning will include a range of methods to enhance your knowledge and understanding including tutorials, practical tasks, essays, investigations, collaborative projects and presentations. In addition, there may be opportunities for school visits, fieldwork, trips and visits to help place your subject in a wider context.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


24 weeks

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

If eligible you can access NCTL funding to cover the cost of the course.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

If eligible you can access NCTL funding to cover the cost of the course.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will require a referral from your Initial Teacher Education/PGCE provider. Students provider may refer them to an enhancement course where either they do not have a degree that contains more than 50% in mathematics or where they consider their mathematics knowledge is weak and offers no specialism.

University information

Bath Spa University has a long-established reputation which dates back to 1852 and the original Bath School of Art. The University has three main schools of study: The College of Liberal Arts The Bath School of Art and Design The Institute for Education The University offers a wide range of courses across the arts, education studies, sciences, humanities and business management. Bath Spa prides themselves as being a creative...more

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