Teaching Mechanics 2

Online and Coventry


Teaching Mechanics 2 (TM2) is a sustained professional development course for teachers wishing to build their confidence in teaching mechanics. TM2 covers the mechanics content from all major specifications for AS/A level Further Mathematics.

TM2 features:

  • 9 live online tutorials
  • two study days
  • access to online teaching and learning resources
  • email support from a tutor and access to an online group forum

Towards the end of the course a short assignment is issued, for which support and guidance are provided. Course certificates will be available for those participants completing the assignment.

In order to enrol on the TM2 course, participants should have a reasonable understanding of the mechanics content of AS/A level Mathematics, ideally through having completed TM1 though this is not compulsory.


  • Gain a deeper understanding of the principles of mechanics.
  • Develop skills with mathematical modelling and problem solving
  • Develop confidence with incorporating practical work within maths teaching
  • Improve subject knowledge and build on pedagogical skills
  • Link topics in mechanics with other areas of maths

Who will benefit from attending?

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:

  • an experienced A level teacher who wishes to learn more about teaching mechanics
  • an individual, currently not teaching in a school, who wishes to undertake a sustained professional development course to prepare for future employment
  • a teacher seeking to gain certification that may give them more options in the future
  • a teacher wanting to develop their own subject knowledge to enable them to confidently and competently teach mechanics
  • a teacher who has recently completed Teaching Mechanics 1 (TM1)
  • a teacher who has completed the Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM) course, a Teaching Further Mathematics (TFM1 & TFM2) course, a Teaching Statistics (TS1 & TS2) course or a Teaching Discrete Mathematics (TD1 & TD2) course.


TM2 covers the mechanics content for AS/A level Further Mathematics. This includes the following topics:

  • Dimensional analysis
  • Momentum and restitution
  • Work, energy and power
  • Circular motion
  • Centre of mass
  • Elasticity
  • Variable force

Materials and Equipment

A computer with a reliable internet connection will be required to attend the online tutorials. In addition, a headset with a microphone is suggested to get the best experience of the online tutorials.


Participants must have a reasonable understanding of the mechanics content of AS/A level Mathematics, ideally through having completed TM1 though this is not compulsory.


The course fee for TM2 is £300.

If you are working in a state-funded school or college, participation in this course attracts a reimbursement of course fees, subject to engagement and completion of the course.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a further subsidy of £500 to support staff cover and travel costs.

Study Schedule

Week beginningStudy contentEvening online tutorials (19:00)
4 MarchIntroductory session and Dimensional AnalysisThursday 7 March 2019
11 MarchDimensional Analysis 
18 MarchMomentum and impulseThursday 21 March 2019
25 MarchMomentum and impulse 
1 AprilWork, energy and powerThursday 4 April 2019
8 AprilBreak 
15 AprilBreak 
22 AprilWork, energy and power 
29 AprilCircular motion 1Thursday 2 May 2019
6 MayCircular motion 1 
13 MayCircular motion 2Thursday 16 May 2019
20 MayCircular motion 2 
27 MayBreak 
3 JuneCentre of mass 1Thursday 6 June 2019
10 JuneCentre of mass 1 
17 JuneCentre of mass 2Thursday 20 June 2019
24 JuneCentre of mass 2 
1 JulyElasticityThursday 4 July 2019
8 JulyElasticity 
15 JulyVariable forceThursday 18 July 2019
22 JulyVariable force 
Study day 1:

Saturday 18 May 2019

Study day 2:

Saturday 6 July 2019


During July and August you will work toward completing an assignment. The deadline for this assignment is 31 August 2019.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Sustained Professional Development

Event length:

6 months

Study days:


Online sessions:





Online classroom and study days in Coventry

Start date:

Thu 7th Mar 2019



State-sector subsidy:


Priority Area subsidy:



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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

CPD Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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