SKE Mathematics

The Sussex Online Mathematics SKE course is designed to develop 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.

Study a Mathematics SKE at Sussex

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.

You will learn key concepts, deepen your understanding of the subject, and improve your maths skills alongside like-minded people.

You will be assessed through a number of different methods, including a subject knowledge audit and an individual portfolio of your own subject knowledge development.

Typical course structure

Find out about our full-time online courses, how long they are and entry requirements for each. 

  • 28 weeks

    21 February – 2 September 2022

    Students usually have a good GCSE grade (or above) in Mathematics. 

    Teaching is delivered via online platforms such as Zoom. We expect to teach synchronously two 2-hour sessions per week from February to April (plus two asynchronous study days). We then expect to teach synchronously four 2-hour sessions per week from April to July. There will be no face-to-face contact during School holidays. Study breaks will be during Easter, May half-term and the summer. 

    This course includes optional attendance at The Association of Teachers of Mathematics’ 2022 Annual Conference (11-12 April 2022).

  • 20 weeks

    11 April – 2 September 2022

    Students usually have an A Level (or above) in mathematics.

    Teaching is delivered via online platforms such as Zoom. We expect to teach synchronously four 2-hour sessions per week from April to July. There will be no face-to-face contact during School holidays. Study breaks will be during Easter, May half-term and the summer. 

    This course includes optional attendance at The Association of Teachers of Mathematics’ 2022 Annual Conference (11-12 April 2022).

  • 12 weeks

    6 June - 2 Sept 2022

    Students usually have a Mathematics degree and recent experience of mathematics.

    Your first week of study will be via distance learning covering some of the basics of KS3 mathematics. Afterwards, teaching is delivered via online platforms such as Zoom, and we expect to teach synchronously four 2-hour sessions per week from April to July. There will be no face-to-face contact during August. Study break will be during the summer. 

  • Shorter/Part-time courses

    For trainees requiring shorter SKE courses, bespoke part-time courses can be arranged. These will be made up of Units of 100 hours (4 weeks), focusing on the mathematical areas required by each trainee. Units to be studied can be agreed, from Number & Algebra, Graphs, Geometry & Measure and Applied Maths (Statistics & Mechanics). Each Unit will involve one synchronously taught 2-hour session per week.

Eligibility for Department for Education (DfE) bursary

To be eligible for the £175/week DfE bursary, you must:

  • hold an offer of a ITE place, which is conditional on your completion of an SKE course of the specified length
  • NOT have previously attended any other DfE-funded SKE course
  • have a degree of 2:2 or above (if your degree subject is an exact match to your SKE subject, then it must have been awarded more than five years ago)
  • be considered a ‘home’ fee status student.

Payment of your bursary will be dependent on submission of assignments and ongoing participation. 

Resources

In addition to input from specialist subject tutors you will also receive:

  • enrolment on the excellent How to Learn Maths for Tutors, an online Stanford course delivered by the inspirational Jo Boaler
  • a fully paid subscription to ExamPro, a database of past KS3, GCSE and A-level exam questions
  • access to thousands of relevant e-books through our Library
  • licensed software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • access to Box of Broadcasts, a huge collection of documentaries, schools TV, films and drama that you can stream for free. 

Contact us

If you have any queries about studying an SKE at Sussex, email ske@sussex.ac.uk.


You might also be interested in: