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Subject Knowledge Enhancement in Mathematics (SKE)

The SKE is an on-line 16 week course designed for people who are about to start a secondary maths postgraduate teacher training course.

It is fully funded and trainees receive a tax free bursary of £200 per week (see course content below for more information).

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Liz
SKE graduate
Thank you for everything over the last 20 weeks. I have learnt so much and have grown in confidence. Along the way I have met some great people and hopefully lifelong friends. It was not just about subject knowledge it was about the whole person, looking deeper into yourself and having the self-belief that you can be successful with teaching maths to the next generation.

Course content

The course is managed by experienced, knowledgeable practitioners with extensive school teaching experience who are based at a university renowned for being a professional and friendly learning community. 

To be eligible for this course you need to have a conditional offer for a post graduate secondary maths teacher training course.  You should apply for these courses in the normal way through UCAS.  At interview, an assessment will be made of your current skills and subject knowledge, and if your interviewers think you need to complete SKE this will be a condition of your offer.  Acceptance on this SKE course would then be automatic.

Typically a SKE student may have an A level in mathematics, and have studied a degree with some mathematical content, but an aptitude and enthusiasm for the subject is more important.

The on-line modules will cover all of the subject material that you are likely to teach up to GCSE, as well as areas from A level and beyond.

The course is fully funded and there are no fees to pay.

Weekly bursary - £200 per week* (subject to continued Government funding) 

You cannot apply directly for the SKE course. Instead, you should apply through UCAS for a secondary maths teacher training course such as a traditional university based PGCE course or a School Direct course, indicating in your personal statement that you are interested in completing the SKE.

At interview an assessment is made of your subject knowledge. If appropriate, a conditional offer is made through UCAS where the condition is that you complete the SKE.

A place will automatically be reserved for you, and no further application is necessary.

Where do I get more information?

For further SKE information please contact Karen on 01243 812103 or at K.Nanson@chi.ac.uk

For more details about the PGCE maths programme please contact Jeremy on 01243 812069 or at J.Smith@chi.ac.uk

We will be very happy to answer your questions, advise you, and guide you through the application process.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.  Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations.  An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

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Teaching and assessment

The 16 week course is undertaken online and requires 20 hours of study per week. Sign-up can occur at any point during the year and on-line support is provided from University of Chichester  mathematics tutors as and when required. There are regular on-line assessments to be undertaken and passing these is a requirement of continued study.

 

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Where do I get more information?

For further SKE information please contact Karen on 01243 812103 or at K.Nanson@chi.ac.uk

For more details about the PGCE maths programme please contact Jeremy on 01243 812069 or at J.Smith@chi.ac.uk

We will be very happy to answer your questions, advise you, and guide you through the application process.