Equivalent GCSE Mathematics (DB and RG)
We are developing a University of Plymouth GCSE-Equivalent Mathematics (Foundation Tier) for use by University of Plymouth students or prospective students; it will be acceptable for Plymouth students and its associated Colleges. The first sitting will in early April but this might have to be in online mode.
Support for Health Students (RG and DB)
We provide prospective students in Nursing and related health professions with a GCSE-equivalent exam and support in relevant topics (numeracy, measures, data handling) for access to University courses. We also provide targeted support in their first year of study.
Masters Degree in Mathematics Education (DR, DB and NS)
This fully online course for practising teachers of mathematics (in Primary, Secondary or Tertiary Sector) is designed to enhance their teaching skills and knowledge and their leadership skills for future roles; it is available as a part-time or full-time course and open for national and international students.
SKE for Initial Teacher Trainees (RG, DB and GS)
We are currently developing a bid to provide Subject Knowledge Enhancement for students about to embark on initial teacher training courses in Secondary Mathematics; it will be offered as an online course with partner SCITTS around England, providing local one-to-one support for students.
Enhancing MEP Primary with PPs for every lesson (AR, LH and DB)
To enhance our comprehensive and innovative MEP Primary course, we are developing daily PowerPoints to help teachers implement our scheme; these will be freely available and planned to be online next year (140 draft PPs have been developed for Book 1 and PPs for Books 2 and 3 are currently being developed).
Reassessing Assessment at GCSE: international Comparisons (ND and DB)
We are looking for evidence as to whether GCSE examinations are fit for purpose, not just in light of the current pandemic but in the longer term, noting that students are in education and training till age 18+. We are looking for both local and international evidence; read our blog for more details.
Development of Mathematical Toolkit for Primary Future Teachers (NS, DB and ND)
Here we have started on providing dedicated mathematical support for trainee primary teachers who are struggling with competence and confidence in mathematics; this is an ongoing project and, for example, we are trialling retrieval cards for key concepts.