Teaching Advanced Mathematics (TAM)

The Teaching Advanced Mathematics (TAM) course has been designed to support teachers of GCSE Mathematics who wish to teach A level Mathematics for the first time. Many teachers with A level teaching experience have enrolled on the course, often on the recommendation of colleagues who have completed TAM, to deepen their subject knowledge and gain new ideas for teaching.
The course has many different elements as can be seen in the summary table below. One of the main features is the series of course days spread across the academic year. Course days have a combination of:

  • subject knowledge sessions where the focus is on deepening participants’ understanding of mathematics;
  • example lessons where the focus is on pedagogy;
  • facilitated reflections on these sessions.


TAM course options

For 2016-17 we are offering three different versions of the TAM course. The table below summarises the key similarities and differences. By reading through it you should be able to identify which of the courses will be most appropriate for you. If you click on the link at the top or bottom of the table you will be taken to another webpage which will give you further details about that particular course option.

 

 

DfE Funded courses

 
 

TAM

TAM with Masters

MEI-certificated TAM

When can apply?

Now full

Now full

Open for applications, to be assessed on a first come, first served basis, whilst places remain

Do I need to be teaching A level?

Yes

Yes

No

Do I need to be teaching in a state-funded school in England?

Yes

Yes

No

Entry requirements

QTS

QTS + university entry requirements

QTS

Number of study days

8
(including 1 Saturday)

8
(including 1 Saturday)

6

Cost

£600

£600

£600

DfE subsidy paid to your school/college towards the end of the course

£900

£1200
(including £300 on submission of Masters assignments)

£0

Number of lesson observations

2

2

0

Certification

TAM certificate

60 Masters-level credits

MEI certificate

Free access to Integral online resources for 2 years with possible extension to 3 years

Free support from experienced course tutors

Access to live and recorded online sessions

Free textbooks covering A level Maths

Option to attend subsidised Applied day

Course details

TAM

TAM with Masters

MEI-certificated TAM