Enabling Maths

Background

The enabling course in mathematics is a joint initiative between Donegal Education and Training Board and Atlantic Technological University arising from the signing of a formal memorandum of understanding between ATU and DETB. The overall objective of this partnership is to provide for enhanced progression opportunities and pathways for learners consistent with the Further Education and Training Strategy, 2014-2019 and the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030. It is in direct response to the impediments to access to higher education arising from the number of students not passing mathematics at leaving certificate and therefore failing to meet the minimum entry requirements for programmes. The development of this Enabling Course in Mathematics is designed to give young people a second chance to succeed in Mathematics and thus, overcome the entry requirements to enter a wide range of courses in 2022.

Enabling Mathematics Course

  • Course will commence on Tuesday 30th August until Friday 9th September 2022. Timetable below.
  • Classes for the Enabling Mathematics Course will be held online.
  • The final examination will be of an equivalent standard to the current leaving certificate ordinary mathematics paper and will be set and assessed by mathematics teachers nominated by Donegal ETB.
  • Applicants who are otherwise eligible but lack a pass in ordinary and higher-level Maths are the primary target group.
  • Students passing the Enabling Mathematics Course will be eligible for a place on any programme in ATU for which there are “available places”. The list of ATU’s ‘Available Places’ is published on www.cao.ie and changes on a daily basis. 
  • From 2022, this alternative entry route and limitations that apply to it will be published in advance.
  • In all cases applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements (see https://www.atu.ie/study-at-atu for details) and the current CAO points for the relevant programme.
  • There will be 5 strands to the programme aligned with the Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate Syllabus.

    Strand 1: Statistics and Probability

    Strand 2: Geometry and Trigonometry

    Strand 3: Number

    Strand 4: Algebra

    Strand 5: Functions

    Each of the strands will be followed by a rigorous assessment
  • Successful students will be required to participate in on-going maths support throughout year 1 delivered by the respective Maths Learning Centre.

Timetable

Enabling Maths Timetable – Week 1 (30th Aug – 10th September)
Time Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.30 – 12.30 Strand 3 Number Strand 3 Number Strand 4 Algebra Strand 4 Algebra
12.30 – 1.00 Break Break Break Break
1.00 – 4.00   Strand 3 Number Strand 3 Number Strand 4 Algebra Strand 4 Algebra
4.00 – 5.00   Assessment     Assessment

 

Enabling Maths Timetable – Week 2 (5th – 9th September)
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09.30 – 12.30 Strand 5 Functions Strand 2 Geometry & Trig Strand 2 Geometry & Trig Strand 1 Stats & Probability   Strand 1 Stats & Probability  
12.30 – 1.00 Break Break Break Break Break
1.00 – 4.00 Strand 5 Functions Strand 2 Geometry & Trig Strand 2 Geometry & Trig Strand 1 Stats & Probability   Strand 1 Stats & Probability  
4.00 – 5.00 Assessment     Assessment   Assessment

How to Apply

  • Contact the Curve – Viktorija.Cistiakova@lyit.ie or 074 918 6177.
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 26th August.
  • There will be no course fee for students.

Please bring Pen, Paper, and Calculator. Notes will be provided.