Teaching Further Mathematics 2 (TFM2)
Online and London/Cambridge, Leeds or Coventry
Teaching Further Mathematics 2 (TFM2) is a sustained professional development course for teachers wishing to develop their own subject knowledge and classroom practice in teaching A level Further Mathematics. It covers the pure material common to all A level Further Mathematics specifications.
• 10 live online tutorials
• two study days
• textbooks to support your studies
• access to online teaching and learning resources
• email support from a tutor and access to an online group forum
Participants will have the option to certificate by submitting an assignment at the end of the course.
TFM2 is the second unit of the TFM course. In order to enrol on the TFM2 unit, participants must have already completed the first unit, TFM1.
- Gain a deep understanding of A level Further Mathematics.
- Develop confidence and skills to teach A level Further Mathematics, focusing on subject knowledge and effective pedagogy.
- Provide opportunities for mathematical thinking; exploring connections within maths.
Who will benefit from attending?
TFM2 is designed for A level Mathematics teachers who are currently teaching A level Further Mathematics or who wish to teach it at some point in the near future.
Please note that participants must have completed TFM1 to be eligible for this course.
The TFM2 unit follows on from the TFM1 unit. Together the two units cover the pure maths content common in A level Further Mathematics specifications. The topics covered in TFM2 are:
- Polar coordinates
- Differential equations
- Further calculus
- Further matrices
- Further vector geometry
- Number theory
- Group theory
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 previously completed TFM1.
The course fee for TFM2 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 day 1:
Study day 2:
|Coventry||Centre for Teacher Education, Westwood Lecture Theatre, Kirby Corner Road, Westwood Campus, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8EE|||
|London||NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL|||
|Leeds||Well Met, Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA|||
|Cambridge||Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA|||
Online sessions are conducted live and recordings are available for playback
|Evening online tutorials (19:30-20:30)||Study content|
|Tuesday 11 February 2020||Polar coordinates|
|Tuesday 25 February 2020||Further integration|
|Tuesday 10 March 2020||Eigenvalues and eigenvectors|
|Tuesday 24 March 2020||3D Vector geometry|
|Tuesday 28 April 2020||First order differential equations|
|Tuesday 12 May 2020||Second order differential equations|
|Tuesday 2 June 2020||Applications of differential equations|
|Tuesday 16 June 2020||Numerical and series solutions to differential equations|
|Tuesday 30 June 2020||Number theory|
|Tuesday 14 July 2020||Group theory|
During July and August you will work toward completing an assignment. The deadline for this assignment is 31 August 2020.
Unit certification: 31 August 2020 (or before)
Frequently Asked Questions
The TFM2 assignment is the only work that delegates hand in. To receive a certificate at the end of your TFM2 course you will need to submit and pass the TFM2 assignment. Certification is optional but we strongly encourage you to submit an assignment anyway to help you consolidate what you have learnt. In the past most teachers have chosen to submit an assignment.
Teachers working at state-funded schools or colleges need to demonstrate that they have engaged with the course unit to trigger a course fee subsidy at the end of the course. If you have missed either study day you may be required to submit the TFM2 assignment in order to qualify for the course fee reimbursement whether or not you wish to certify.
An invoice for course unit fees is issued after enrolment at the start of the course unit. Invoices are issued no later than one month after a delegate has started their course.
The AMSP is supported by the Department for Education and therefore only course fees for teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England are eligible for a subsidy. If the course fee is paid by the applicant's school or college then the same school or college will receive the subsidy when the course is completed by the applicant.
Yes, you may choose to pay your own course fee. Applicants who are teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England are eligible to receive a reimbursement of the course fee where they have paid the course fee directly. It is a requirement that the applicant submits an email address that has been issued by the state-funded school or college where they are employed and that the applicants email address is substantiated.
Teachers on the course enjoy the study days and appreciate the chance to meet up with other teachers on the course. Study day materials are shared with all course delegates afterwards. If you are a teacher working at a state-funded school or college then to be eligible for a course subsidy you will need to demonstrate that you have engaged with the course, which includes the expectation that you will attend the face-to-face study days.
If you are unable to attend a study day and this is due to unforeseen or special circumstances then the course fee reimbursement may still be granted at the discretion of the course leader. You may be required to submit the TFM2 assignment as additional evidence of engagement with the course. If you pass the end of unit assignment, you will still be eligible for a TFM2 course certificate.
A level Further Mathematics
Pure, Problem solving, Use of technology
Sustained Professional Development
Online classroom and study days in London/Cambridge, Leeds or Coventry
Tue 11th Feb 2020
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
CPD Admin Team
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard