Teaching Mechanics (TM) is professional development course for teachers wishing to develop their own subject knowledge and classroom practice in teaching Mechanics at A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics or those wanting to prepare for the new A level in 2017. The course has two units; TM1 covers the compulsory content for the new linear A level and the current content of all the M1 and some of the M2 material of the four English examination specifications and TM2 covers material from the higher mechanics units.
The course aims to enable participants to:
Each of the TM modules provides the opportunity for sustained professional development. The courses are scheduled over a sustained period and consist of:
There are additional study days and support for those undertaking the PG Cert
TM1 is designed for A level Mathematics teachers who are already teaching some Mechanics or who wish to teach it at some point in the near future. TM2 is for teachers who have taught M1 and possibly M2 but wish to develop their understanding of further topics You may be:
TM1 will start in September 2016 and is now open for applications.
You can get information about cost and key dates by downloading this document:TM1 Course information and dates .
To apply for a place on the course please fill in the Teaching Mechanics 1 application form
Teachers enrolling on the TM1 course may have the option to undertake this as a 30 credit Masters in Mathematics Education unit through the University of Plymouth . If you would like more information about this option please contact Sue de Pomerai, TM Course Leader.
Applications for TM2 are now closed. The course will run again in February 2017; applications will open in the Autumn term.
If you need help accessing an online classroom for an FMSP course please see:
Online Classroom Support
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
To find out about the FMSP in your area please select a region from the map below: