Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (Mathematics)

Pre-initial teacher education subject knowledge enhancement courses are designed for graduates who need to develop a greater depth of subject understanding prior to training for qualified teacher status; this course is for graduates who are interested in teaching mathematics but who may not necessarily have a degree in that subject; applicants for this course apply directly to the provider.

Entry requirements

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for mathematics and a real desire to teach it at secondary level; candidates must have been offered a conditional place on an initial teacher education programme, and therefore met the standard PGCE entry requirements for their intended route; experience of the subject to at least A-level standard, and this could be through holding an A-level in the subject, having an element of it in their degree course and/or occupational experience of the subject; GCSE English and mathematics (and science for Key Stage 2/3 programmes) at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) by the September of the year the candidate starts the PGCE; an initial teacher education provider may refer an applicant to an enhancement course where either the applicant does not have a degree that contains more than 50 per cent in the subject or where they consider the student's subject knowledge is weak and offers no specialism.

Course modules

The course covers: algebra; calculus; discrete mathematics; geometry and trigonometry; mathematical thinking; mechanics and statistics.

Assessment methods

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, students will be expected to sit a KS3 SAT paper; a GCSE paper and some A level papers.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Enhancement Course Full-time £ 6,885 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus Bath BA2 9BN South West

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