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Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Mathematics Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our PCGE Mathematics course offers you the opportunity to train to teach mathematics at secondary school level.

Why study Secondary Mathematics?

This PGCE programme focusses on mathematics across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The course covers all aspects of mathematics teaching and learning, with an emphasis on practical activities for use in school.

There is a strong emphasis on using problem solving and real life scenarios, as well as planning for the whole ability range to ensure that all pupils are able to make progress.

Why St Mary's?

Our experienced mathematics tutors work in close partnership with trainees, link tutors and the placement schools.

If you wish to study for the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies you will be able to complete several of the modules during your PGCE year. This certificate is often a requirement for teaching in a Catholic school.

Teaching methods

The course tutors use a variety of teaching and learning approaches, including lectures, workshop sessions, collaborative and small-group work, paired work, practical activities, with positive use of technology, individual and group student presentations and some self-supported study.

Assessment methods

Trainees are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status by successfully meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE). Continuous assessment throughout the programme will determine success.

Master's level assignments complement the work in schools and assist in meeting the Teachers’ Standards. These assignments aim to encourage you to be thoughtful and reflective, but also reinforce the evidence-based nature of the course assessment.

Career opportunities

The quality of the provision at St Mary’s is valued by our trainees and schools, resulting in high levels (over 70%) of NQT employment in our partnership schools. Employment rates following the PGCE course are consistently over 90% in teaching roles.

On the programme you will study two Master's' modules leading to 60 credits at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to further your postgraduate studies in your career as these credits are transferable.

At the end of the PGCE course, you will have the opportunity to complete a three-week placement in a special education setting. This is highly valued by trainee teachers to broaden their understanding of specific learning needs for some learners.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

This module is assessed via: Students’ Teaching ; Assessment Profile ; Portfolio of Evidence.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,730

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a good degree in Maths (2:2 or above) or a related subject. GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at level 4 (grade C if taken before 2017) or above or equivalent.