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Primary Mathematics (Subject Specialist), PGCE

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Mathematics (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Do you have a passion for engaging children? Do you want to elevate their enthusiasm for mathematics? If so, this PGCE in Primary Mathematics is the ideal option.

Schools are keen to employ primary teachers who specialise in maths at primary level. Our PGCE in Primary Mathematics (postgraduate and professional routes) covers all primary subjects but allows you to focus on maths. It will help you develop your knowledge and skills to teach in primary schools and help you understand the National Curriculum and the key learning needs of children.

We have exciting partnerships with schools, focusing in the urban inner-city, where you will be able to learn the professional values of teaching. We have exciting partnerships with schools, focusing in the urban inner-city. You will be able to train in two consecutive age ranges:

  • Key Stage 1 + Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 2 (covering ages 7-9 and 9-11).

Over a significant placement, you will develop your professional practice so you can meet the broad demands of the profession. This PGCE provides a competitive edge in terms of career opportunities and will help you progress to mathematics subject leader or primary specialist.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Placements are a core element of teacher training which enable our trainees to put theory into practice in a supportive environment.

We are extremely lucky to work with a wide range of partners across London, Essex and Kent to support our trainees. We work closely with trainees when deciding on placements to ensure that trainees get the best training possible whilst on our programmes.

Our strong partnerships ensure our trainees are well supported and have outstanding experiences whilst training with us.

How long is my placement?

You will spend a minimum of 24 weeks in a primary school, as well as further opportunities in a range of educational contexts.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

We hold an Employability Fair which is attended by Partnership schools.

Modules

The overriding aim for this school experience is to enable students to begin to develop the professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills required of an effective practitioner in Early Years or primary settings. They will document their achievement of the Standards required for QTS. Students will also develop their ability to reflect on their professional development in order to improve their practice and identify clear targets for their Final School Experience.

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)

£14,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification; Plus Grade C at GCSE in English language, mathematics and science prior to application. We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A Star Equivalency Testing. Plus at least grade B mathematics A-level or equivalent subject knowledge. Equivalence, as determined by the provider, will be: 1. Any Level 3 qualification strongly linked to mathematics (e.g. Finance or Economics A-level) at grade B or above. Or 2. A degree in mathematics or more than one module within any degree strongly and clearly related to mathematics. This will be at Level 4, 5 or 6 e.g. a statistics module within a psychology degree. We also accept: BTEC/National Diploma; International Baccalaureate; Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

Department profile

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and training. We aim to transform the lives of students from a wide range of backgrounds by providing an education that enables them to become creative and confident contributors to society and as a faculty we ensure that our students graduate with the...more