Department of Education

SKE Mathematics

These courses are intended for graduates interested in teaching Mathematics at secondary school level but need to develop their subject knowledge in order to do so. It is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and, therefore, free to participants.

Course Leader: Karen Gladwin

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) for Mathematics is available as a short, medium or long length course. It is taught by a range of practitioners who will demonstrate good teaching practice applicable in a real classroom setting. You will learn critical concepts and deepen your understanding of Mathematics, improving your skills through a variety of activities including workshops, seminars and independent, as well as group, study. The long and medium courses include 10 days school experience. 

See SKE Mathematics 2020 for dates of courses, etc. Taught course days usually run from 10am till 4pm.

All courses are funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and are therefore free to participants.

Entry requirements

  • A GCSE in Mathematics
  • An A/AS level in Mathematics**
  • A degree in any subject - although preferably one with a mathematical element, eg. Economics, Psychology, etc
  • A passion for Mathematics

** Those without an A/AS level (or equivalent level grade) qualification in Mathematics will be considered for the long course

Queries and applications

To apply for a place on the short, medium or long SKE Mathematics course, please complete the SKE Application Form: 2020 and send it to:

ITE Admissions (SKE)
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex