Training to be a teacher of mathematics allows you to have a career which supports pupils to master skills that are vital to their success, not just during their education, but for life. If this is a subject you are knowledgeable and passionate about, our School Direct Mathematics PGCE will allow you to become a highly skilled graduate teacher with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning, enabling you to demonstrate the highest levels of professional practice.
You will be trained to become a confident and reflective practitioner, and will be able to teach contemporary methods and practices. You will learn techniques to inspire students around maths, making it enjoyable and ensuring they are equipped with the skills they will need for the future.
You will teach across a range of ages and abilities on a daily basis so we will train you to be handle changing effortlessly between number patterns and sequences to calculus, depending on who you are teaching.
This is an intensive and demanding course, which offers superb preparation for anyone who is committed to educating young people. Central to the curriculum is the study of education, pedagogy and professional practice from both generic and subject-specific perspectives, which is delivered using a combination of workshops, lectures, seminar groups and individual study.
Your course will feature a range of modules with support from colleagues in our Teaching School Alliance and experienced University tutors. So while the School Direct PGCE is an academic qualification, the emphasis is very much on practical experience.
Trainees will spend 4 days per week in school, with 1 day per week being a training day. These training days will be held at either the University or Bishop Challoner Catholic College.
Bishop Challoner Catholic College is the Lead School for the Central Maths Hub, allowing schools to access the high quality materials and courses provided.