Sheffield Hallam University Mathematics (GX11)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
August 2022
Website
http://www.shu.ac.uk

Contents

About the course

  • Develop the skills to teach National Curriculum mathematics at Key Stages 3 and 4 and at higher level Key Stage 4 and post-16.
  • Gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) alongside Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Use a range of methods and approaches in order to develop your teaching on school-based work experience placements.

Enhance your knowledge of mathematics-specific pedagogy and skills through university sessions and school-based work. As a national priority subject, you’ll be well placed to start a career as a maths teacher upon graduation, and you may be eligible to receive a bursary to train.

You are introduced to mathematics-specific skills through university sessions and school-based work. You’re expected to consolidate your development, both in university and in schools, by researching appropriate material and accessing wider resources.

You learn through

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • group work
  • directed tasks
  • school-based experiences
  • independent study
  • discussions
  • practical work
  • written assessments

Find out more on our website

School placements

Currently the requirement is for trainees to gain at least 120 days of school-based experience in two different school settings. On school-based training you use a range of methods and approaches in order to develop your skills, including observation, collaborative planning and actual practice in the classroom, including team and solo-teaching. We moderate progress against the Teachers’ Standards with school visits.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

An honours degree in mathematics or relevant subject (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only, we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.

Personal qualities

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in maths-related or other educational activities.

Other requirements

You will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. For more information, visit the course page under entry requirements

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £14,895

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2021/22 are £9,250 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,895 for the course.

Financial support from the training provider

If you are starting a PGCE in secondary education you may be entitled to financial support:

Find out more: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/options/teach/bursaries

About the training provider

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK’s largest universities, based in the heart of Sheffield, one of the UK’s biggest student cities.

Sheffield is the fifth biggest city in the UK with over 60,000 students, it has a mix of culture and green spaces.

We have invested over £100 million in new buildings and facilities over the last five years, providing innovative, flexible and sustainable spaces to enhance student experience.

Sheffield Hallam University has been awarded The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2020. The award recognises our consistently high student satisfaction scores, as measured by the independent National Student Survey (NSS).

We pride ourselves on the applied nature of our courses. We offer one of the largest and most diverse range of placements in the region. We’ve built up a network of over 600 partner schools, colleges and other educational establishments, and we work together to our mutual advantage.

You will study at our centre of education that is recognised for excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. Our academics, researchers and partners in schools work together to ensure you become a committed and professional graduate, with the opportunity to return to us throughout your career to further your professional development.

Find out more on our website

Interview process

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day.

The selection event is a process which assesses if you’re suitable for a place on the course. It’s a chance to show us your knowledge about the subject and your enthusiasm for the career. Being invited to a selection event doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a place on the course - the point of the day is to help us come to a mutual decision. We need to decide whether to make you an offer and you need to decide whether you like the course and the university.

We aim to make the interview process as rigorous and informative as possible. It’s very much a two-way process, where you can evaluate what we offer while we find out more about you. In order to help us explore your thinking and subject knowledge, and for you to decide if this is the right course for you, we have a number of activities we usually use as part of the interview process.

Find out more on our website

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

If you have a disability, including long term medical conditions, specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and A(D)HD) and mental health conditions, you can access additional support for your academic studies whilst at Sheffield Hallam.

Students can receive support for a wide variety of conditions. There is extensive support available, including

  • Learning contracts- reasonable adjustments to your course such as extensions or extra time in exams

  • Support workers - like a mentor to help with organisation, or a personal assistant to help with mobility

  • Equipment/Assistive Technology and software - such as digital recorders or text to speech software

We have an on-site assessment Centre, the Sheffield Regional Assessment Centre, where a range of disability specialists can carry out Study Needs Assessments.

We run daily drop in sessions - come and talk to us, no appointment needed. You can also register for support online.

Contact this training provider

Email
admissions@shu.ac.uk
Telephone
0114 225 5533
Website
http://www.shu.ac.uk
Address
City Campus
Pond Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 1WB

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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