Mathematics, Secondary Teacher Education, PGCE with QTS

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  • Objectives
    Entry Requirements -A first degree in a related subject which is at least 50 per cent mathematics. -An honours degree (2:2 or above) and/or substantial employment that involves the use of mathematics. -A level Mathematics or equivalent. -A GCSE grade C pass (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English. -Satisfactory completion of health check and Criminal Record Bureau clearance.
  • Academic title
    Mathematics, Secondary Teacher Education, PGCE with QTS
  • Course description

    This course enables you to gain Qualified Teacher Status to teach mathematics to 11-16-year-olds of all abilities in line with Department of Education and Skills standards.

    The course is interesting and varied with workshops, lectures and seminars. You will learn to use information and communication technology (ICT) to support the teaching and learning of mathematics, improving your own ability to use ICT to support your studies and your professional work as a teacher.

    You will study current educational developments and maintain close contact with schools throughout the course. This is a demanding course and you will have to work hard to succeed. However, the course is very interesting, enjoyable and rewarding.

    Teaching and Assessment

    When on teaching placement you will observe and assist experienced mathematics teachers and teach classes. You could teach mathematics to beginners, GCSE and possibly A Level groups, children or adults.

    We have an extensive network of school placements throughout the region. We arrange two secondary school placements with visits to linked primary schools. Placements provide an opportunity to become involved with various aspects of school life, whether pastoral, social or academic.

    You will also visit a primary school in order to gain an overall view of today's education system.

    There will be a variety of assessed work, including essays and teaching packages.

    Career Opportunities

    Many students have a wide range of vocational experience, so career prospects are excellent. There was an exceptionally high employment rate across all PGCE subject areas according to the University's 2005/06 Destinations Survey. Some subjects achieved a 100 per cent employment rate.

    Special Features

    Mathematic Enhancement Course followed by the one-year PGCE Graduates with a non-mathematical degree but with a good pass in A Level Mathematics who wish to gain QTS and fall short of entry criteria for subject knowledge may join the PGCE by successfully completing an enhancement course which runs from January to June.

    Other Information

    Financial Assistance

    You may be eligible for:

    -A compulsory grant from the Department for Education and Skills.
    -A means-tested government grant.
    -A loan to pay your fees.
    -A government training bursary.
    -A non-repayable University bursary.
    -A maintenance loan to help with living costs.

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