Teaching Statistics

Teaching Statistics (TS) is a professional development course for teachers wishing to develop their own subject knowledge and classroom practice. There are two modules, TS1 and TS2. TS1 covers the statistics content in the new A level Mathematics. TS2, starting in March 2017, will cover the statistics content of the new Further Mathematics A level.

The TS2 course aims to enable participants:

  • to gain a deep understanding of statistics as a problem-solving discipline
  • to develop statistical modelling skills
  • to develop confidence in using technology
  • to improve statistical subject knowledge
  • to build on existing pedagogical skills

Course Structure

    Teaching Statistics can be studied in two ways:
  • as a Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) certificated professional development course;
  • As part of an ongoing Postgraduate Certificate in Post 16 Mathematics Education (PGCertP-16ME), which carries 60 CAT points at Masters level, through the University of Plymouth.The PGCertP-16ME is a qualification in its own right but, once completed successfully, if you wish to continue your studies, these credits can be transferred into the MEd programme thus allowing you to complete a full Masters in Education. (Please note that the masters course starts in September at the same time as TS1.)
  • TS2 provides the opportunity for sustained professional development. The course is scheduled over a 5 month period and consists of:

    • two face-to-face study days
    • a series of live, online sessions
    • dedicated web-based teaching and learning resources
    • There are additional study days and support for those undertaking the PG Cert.

    Who should apply?

    TS2 is designed for teachers who are anticipating teaching the statistics content of the new 2017 Further Maths A Level. You may be:

    • a teacher who has completed the TS1 course and wish to extend your knowledge;
    • an experienced teacher who wishes to learn more about statistics;
    • someone not currently teaching in a school who wishes to undertake an extensive professional development course to prepare for future employment;
    • seeking to gain a qualification that will give you more options in the future;
    • wanting to develop your own subject knowledge to enable you to confidently and competently teach statistics;
    • a teacher who has completed Teaching Advanced Mathematics (TAM), Teaching Further Mathematics (TFM) or Teaching Mechanics (TM)

    Course information, dates and applications

    For more information about this course, including course fees, please see Course Information and The Study Plan

    Information about the Postgraduate Certificate and the Masters programme.

    Bookings for TS2 are now open. To apply for a place on the course please fill in the TS2 application form.

    If you would like more information about the course please contact Paul Chillingworth.


    Teaching Statistics 1

    Teaching Statistics 1 will be offered again in September 2017 and applications open in June. For more information about TS1 please see the course information.

    If you are interested in undertaking TS1 please use the expression of interest form to indicate this.