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Course summary

Do you want a career that enables you to help pupils master skills that are vital to their success, not just during their education, but for life? If so training to teach maths on our PGCE in Secondary Mathematics is the course for you. You’ll learn techniques to inspire students around maths, making it enjoyable and ensuring they’re equipped with skills they’ll need for in the future. You’ll teach across a range of ages and abilities on daily basis so we’ll train you to be handle changing effortlessly between number patterns and sequences to calculus depending on who you’re teaching. After interview you may be advised you need to take a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. Our aim is to help you become a committed, confident and creative teacher so we’ll train you in the essential tools you need to kick-start your career in education. As you progress, you’ll increase your ability to handle the ever-evolving teaching environment, and by the time your course is complete, you’ll be in a position to continue developing your understanding, knowledge and skills throughout your professional life. Taught modules, assignments and School Based Training are structured around the development of your Progress Journal which demonstrates your progress against our ITE Core Curriculum. Our ambitious curriculum incorporates the ITT Core Content Framework (DfE, 2019) and the nationally agreed competences - the Teachers’ Standards, which all teachers must meet throughout their career. The Progress Journal also maps your development as a subject specialist with reference to identified subject priorities appropriate to the needs of secondary teachers entering the profession. A system of continuous review and assessment of progress within the Progress Journal will support your growing ability to take responsibility for your own professional development and ensure that you approach QTS with a sound understanding of research-informed pedagogies and practices


Entry requirements

You must have a good degree (normally a 2:2 or above) in a relevant subject from a UK higher education institution or equivalent. You must also have a GCSE grade 4 (C) or above (or equivalent) in English Language or English Literature, and mathematics prior to enrolment.


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Secondary Mathematics - PGCE at Birmingham City University - UCAS