Pgce Mathematics

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  • Objectives
    Mathematics is a core area of the secondary curriculum, which equips people with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. The PGCE course will train you to be part of an exciting, rewarding and changing profession that will help equip pupils with these skills. You will study and learn about issues in mathematics education ranging from the theoretical to the practical and teaching both at the University and in school will feature discussion, collaborative work, individual work, experiential learning, the examination and analysis of materials. All trainees embarking on this programme will be registered on the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education pathway. During February trainees will have the opportunity to remain on the Professional Graduate pathway (taking all modules at HE level 3) or choose to follow the Postgraduate Certificate in Education pathway (taking two modules at Masters level). Further guidance will be available at interview and at the start of the course.
  • Entry requirements
    You should have, or expect to attain, a degree with approximately 50% of mathematics content. Trainees in the past have had degrees in: -Mathematics -Mathematics and another subject -Engineering -Statistics -Accountancy -Social Sciences A variety of degrees with the Mathematics Enhancement Course However each application is treated individually and your mathematical knowledge will be tested during the selection procedure. If you have less than 20% of Maths content we would recommend that you undertake the Mathematics Enhancement Course.
  • Academic Title
    Pgce Mathematics
  • Course description
    In this one-year course, your main concern will be with the development of your professional competence as a teacher of Mathematics. You will need to focus not only on the teaching of Mathematics itself, but also on developing an understanding of educational issues pertaining to teaching and learning, classroom interaction, the school curriculum and the school and society. As well as becoming a competent classroom practitioner, you will need to be able to make informed decisions and recognise the need for further development.

    In addition to this, you will be expected to teach the three disciplines within Mathematics up to GCSE level and update your subject knowledge. This is a process that will start in the PGCE year, but will continue throughout your teaching career. You will be expected to enhance your subject knowledge through background reading, research, working in peer subject development groups, teaching and working on examination papers.

    The course is essentially practical and two-thirds of your time will be spent in school where you will be working closely with mentors and other school staff.

    Throughout the year you will be engaged in considering a range of subjects including:

    -Subject Knowledge Enhancement
    -ICT in the classroom
    -Lesson Planning
    -Classroom management
    -Research into the pedagogy and psychology of learning maths
    -Special Needs and Inclusion

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