This Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Secondary Mathematics course is consistently graded as good in Ofsted inspections, and will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales.
You will be taught by experienced mathematics teachers who are all specially trained as mentors. They are a diverse and incredibly experienced community of academics with extensive school teaching and academic experience. You will benefit from their expertise and understanding of educating and influencing policy.
We recognise that children need different ways of accessing mathematics in the way that’s most comfortable to them, and delve deep into what makes children care about maths.
Through seminars you’ll participate in active discussions around the key issues in teaching and we’ll provide you with a wide range of techniques that you can employ in the classroom, including manipulatives in maths, outdoor maths and global maths.
Your assignment actively connects the research and work of others in the field to what you’re doing in the classroom.
Your teaching is through a series of lectures, practical seminars and workshops, where interactive and discussion-based techniques will encourage you to engage, reflect and challenge.
Sessions may include:
- participating in workshop style sessions with your peers
- attending presentations by subject experts
- working on tasks in groups
- having individual tutorials
- visits to schools or other education settings
- collaborative lesson planning, delivery and evaluation (“lesson study”)
- writing assignments on aspects of subject teaching and Professional Studies
These learning activities will help you to develop a toolkit of knowledge and skills, ensuring you are well prepared to tackle challenges and opportunities throughout your training and your career.
Alongside the University tutors, you will be taught and guided by a team of committed and experienced University-trained school mentors. We have a great team of mentors behind us who are either currently teaching or have a wealth of teaching experience behind them.
The PGCE Secondary Mathematics programme is all about helping you find your style of teaching and being the kind of teacher you want to be.
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