PGCE Secondary (Mathematics with Economics) will train you to become a Mathematics with Economics teacher across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range, and being qualified to teach both these subjects will increase your employability.
It will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE and A-level.
Completion leads to both a postgraduate qualification and recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).
University-based sessions will enable you to reflect on teaching methods and will give you creative and innovative ideas to take into the classroom.
We also use the expertise of experienced teachers from our partnership schools to complement the teaching of University-based sessions. This includes sessions led by subject mentors, who will help you develop your subject knowledge and provide advice about teaching methods.
We will help you to transform your subject knowledge into teaching skills and educational theory into practice.
The course is a partnership between the University and schools and colleges drawn from a wide area, including Bolton, Bury, Cheshire, Deeside, Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Staffordshire, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington and Wigan. In your placement schools and colleges, you will observe and teach classes under the guidance of experienced subject mentors.
As a trainee teacher you’ll spend two-thirds of your course in schools or colleges, and the remaining time in University-based study.
We maintain close contact with our partnership establishments at every stage of the programme. These include:
11-18 and 11-16 comprehensive and independent schools
further education colleges
specialist schools (e.g technology colleges, arts colleges).
As a trainee teacher you’ll spend two-thirds of your course in schools or colleges, and the remaining time in University-based study. In your placement schools and colleges, you will observe and teach classes under the guidance of experienced subject mentors.
Both your mentors and tutors will help you to record your achievements and set targets. During each placement, a University tutor will observe you teach, and at the end of each school experience, you will receive a report from your mentor. The report will grade you in the following areas:
differentiation and assessment
wider professional responsibilities.
The grades are awarded by your mentor in conjunction with your University tutor. These reports, together with your record of achievement and development, facilitate your progression as a teacher.
2:2 honours degree or above in mathematics or related subject with a 50% mathematics component (such as engineering or physics).
Applicants who don’t have a substantial amount (50% minimum) of mathematics in their degree may be eligible for a SKE course provided they have either an A level in mathematics at grade B or above.
Grade B in economics at A level (applicants who have a C grade may be considered dependent on the weight of any economics component in their degree course)
-Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.
Fees and financial support
The course fees
for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Fees to pay
About the training provider
The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and our research and teaching quality is recognised across the globe.
Choose Manchester and you’ll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career. With an award-winning careers service and courses built with your employability in mind, it’s no surprise that 94% of our trainees find employment at the end of the course.
By choosing a PGCE with us, you’ll benefit from postgraduate-level study at a highly regarded university and significant school-based teaching experience. We are:
Rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
Best university provider of postgraduate teacher training in the North of England (The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017).
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