Teaching Mechanics (TM) is a professional development course for teachers wishing to develop their own subject knowledge and classroom practice. There are two separate units, TM1 and TM2. TM1 covers the mechanics content in A level Mathematics. TM2 covers the mechanics content in A level Further Mathematics.
The course aims to enable participants to:
TM provides an opportunity for sustained professional development. TM is a blended course which comprises dedicated web-based learning resources, scheduled live online tutorials and face-to-face study days in London or Coventry. For TM1 starting in January 2019, study days will also be held in Leeds.
Each unit is scheduled over a half-year period. The content of TM1 is a prerequisite for TM2. Some participants study TM1 followed by TM2. Applicants with sufficient prior knowledge of the TM1 content may elect to study only TM2.
TM is designed for teachers who are currently teaching A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics, or who wish to teach it at some point in the near future. Suitable applicants would include:
The fee for TM1 is £300. The fee for TM2 is £300. Teachers working in state-funded schools or colleges in England are eligible to have their course fees fully reimbursed on completion of their course. Teachers working in AMSP Priority Areas qualify for a £300 subsidy in addition to their course fee reimbursement. Please see the frequently asked questions for more details.
Applications for TM1 (starting in September 2018) are now open.
Note that the London study days are now fully booked, but spaces are still available at the Coventry study days.
Please submit an online application if you wish to apply for a place on this course and are able to attend the two study days in Coventry.
Applications for TM1 (starting in January 2019) and TM2 (starting in March 2019) will be open later in the year. Please submit an expression of interest if you wish to be alerted when applications open for these courses.Use the button below to access sample CPD resources, including for the TM course.
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