The Secondary PGCE programme concentrates on the teaching of 11 - 16 year olds, but part of it extends your studies/experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching.
It is delivered by the University from its Hull campus together with approximately 90 partnership schools.
Mathematics is probably the secondary school subject most often argued about by adults. Some people remember it as their favourite subject, others recall it with some horror, and are pleased to confess that they never really understood the subject and they are glad not to have anything more to do with it now. The latter group is probably the larger.
What we need is more people who like the subject to become teachers of it, to present it to pupils as something that can be understood, to allow learners to think for themselves, and to generate in the maths classroom a feeling that this subject is enjoyable. Well, at least we want people who will try for these things.
Teaching mathematics in a secondary school is an immensely stimulating but very demanding task, which requires enthusiasm, intelligence, stamina and a sympathy for the needs of individual students. Hull’s PGCE programme aims to give you a wide range of skills as a mathematics teacher, and to help you understand the important role of mathematics in the school curriculum. It concentrates on the teaching of 11 - 16 year olds, but part of it extends your studies/experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching.
The PGCE programme is open to graduates with a substantial element of mathematics in their degree. There may be an opportunity for graduates of other (non-mathematical) subjects to take a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course prior to doing a PGCE programme. See below for details.
We should normally expect applicants invited to interview to have had some fairly substantial contact with a state secondary school in the UK to observe some mathematics lessons and talk to teachers and students. It is important that the applicants are well aware of the nature of secondary schools in the UK in the 21st century, and can picture themselves teaching in one. Some visits to classrooms, or some more extended employment, is advisable.
Please see full information on our webpage (https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/pgce/secondary-pgce-maths.aspx)