Some course details are below and further information is available via https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses-london/pgce-secondary-maths/
Come and meet us. The university runs ‘Getting into Teaching’ open events every month. Book a place via https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/open-events. We also host a ‘drop in’ session on the ‘First Thursday’ of every month between 1.30-3pm at the university’s coffee shop.
We wish to recruit well-qualified graduates who are enthusiastic about teaching mathematics to secondary school pupils. We are looking for applicants who can convey that mathematics is exciting as well as useful and can show enthusiasm for teaching topics in a relevant and interesting way.
You should be prepared to link your teaching to real life situations and problem solving scenarios as well as explore ways to help pupils overcome difficulties and misconceptions. You should adopt a positive approach to inclusion in the classroom and be receptive to learning via collaborative working as much emphasis in your training is placed on sharing best practice.
The course is planned and delivered by course tutors with a strong teaching background. Some sessions are also delivered by practising teachers from our partner schools. This enables our course to provide you with practical and resourceful approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics as well as considering relevant ideas based on research in mathematical education. There is an emphasis on teaching for conceptual understanding and learning through investigation.
We welcome applications from graduates of other mathematics related disciplines or education related degrees. In such cases we expect you to have at least a grade B or above in A Level mathematics or other appropriate undergraduate mathematical studies.
We offer a range of face to face and online Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses of various durations for applicants who need to deepen their own understanding of mathematical concepts before starting on the PGCE course. We would advise you to apply early if you might be in this position.
In general terms and throughout the course, your progress is monitored and supported by both University and Partnership school staff who have developed successful working relationships with previous cohorts.
St. Mary’s University has been graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted for the Secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes.