Teaching Mechanics 2 (TM2)
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 consists of:
- Nine live online tutorials
- Two compulsory study days
- Access to our online Integral platform, including course-specific 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 into maths teaching
- Improve subject knowledge and build on pedagogical skills
- Link topics in mechanics with other areas of maths
Who will benefit from attending?
TM2 is designed for teachers who are currently teaching A level Further Mathematics, or who wish to teach it at some point in the near future.
Our sustained courses enable teachers to broaden and deepen their subject, pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge. Teachers, with enhanced subject knowledge, are therefore better equipped to make links between topics, address students’ misconceptions and confidently challenge learners at all attainment levels. Our course aims and intended outcomes are consistent with the principles set out in the Education Inspection Framework.
TM2 covers the mechanics content for AS/A level Further Mathematics.
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.
This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England. For others the course fee is £300.
Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy of £250 per study day.
Study days are face-to-face events that take place from 10:00 to 16:00, with lunch and refreshments provided. Attendance at both days is expected.
Please note that although it is our intention to run these study days face-to-face, all events are subject to government restrictions and may be moved online if required. We therefore advise against making non-cancellable travel arrangements.
Study day 1:
Study day 2:
Online sessions take place on Thursday evenings from 19:00 to 20:15. They are conducted live and recordings are available for playback.
|10 Mar 2022||Work, energy and power|
|17 Mar 2022||Elasticity|
|31 Mar 2022||Momentum and impulse|
|28 Apr 2022||Circular motion 1|
|5 May 2022||Circular motion 2|
|19 May 2022||Centre of mass 1|
|9 Jun 2022||Centre of mass 2|
|23 Jun 2022||Dimensional analysis|
|7 Jul 2022||Variable force|
During the summer you will work towards completing an assignment. The deadline for this assignment is 9 September 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is difficult to be specific as this will depend on previous experience. In the past, delegates have reported spending between 1 and 4 hours studying each week. Ideally, delegates should aim to study regularly for a few hours each week however, in reality many working teachers have weeks when this is difficult and they use out-of-term time to catch up.
It is not our usual policy to allow teachers to enrol on more than one sustained course (TAM, PALM, TFM, TM, TS, TD) at the same time. Please contact us at [email protected] before making multiple course applications.
The TM2 assignment is the only work that delegates hand in. To receive a certificate at the end of your TM2 course you will need to submit and pass the TM2 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.
We vary face-to-face study day locations. Recently study day locations have included London and Coventry.
A level Further Mathematics
Sustained Professional Development
Online classroom and study days in London
Thu 31st Mar 2022
Free for state-funded schools; £300 otherwise
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
Teacher Support Admin Team
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard