This popular course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills required of a specialist subject teacher of Mathematics working with students across the full secondary age and attainment range, including Post-16. You will develop your knowledge of the National Curriculum at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5. You will explore effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessing mathematics and participate in lively discussions about current issues within mathematics education.
All subject sessions at university are delivered in a seminar format, which enables good practice to be exemplified in a supportive environment. Subject mentors in partner schools will continue to help you to develop and refine your practical teachings skills including lesson planning, assessment and feedback. Employment prospects at the end of the course are excellent locally and further afield.
You will be encouraged to register as a STEM Ambassador at the start of the course and will utilise this status when delivering Mathematics Masterclasses and developing in-school STEM activities. Our close connection with the local Maths Hub network means that there are a number of additional opportunities available to you, including Mathematics TeachMeet events and conferences.
Students joining the course come with a range of prior experience, thus enriching the discussion in subject sessions.
A mathematics subject knowledge enhancement course is available to anyone who would benefit from updating their mathematics knowledge. This will be discussed with you at interview.
If you believe that every child can succeed in learning mathematics, are enthusiastic and have the capacity to work hard, we would like to receive an application from you.
Visit our website to find out more: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/courses/pgce-secondary-mathematics
You will be trained to teach 11-16 with post 16 enhancement.
An integral part of the course is to support you in gaining a post as a teacher. Each year around 50% of our trainees gain employment in our partnership schools. Newly Qualified Teachers have one of the highest employment rates of all graduates and are very much in demand. Employment rates over the past 5 years have consistently been 95%+. At the end of the course we will support you in your transition from the PGCE year into your first teaching post, and beyond.
You will be assessed on the basis of course work including written assignments, a resource task and an oral presentation of a small research project, as well as on your teaching practice.