This programme will give you the confidence in your own abilities as well as knowledge and understanding of school mathematics. Areas of study include:
- Reflecting on the role of a mathematics teacher and the place of mathematics in the school curriculum
- Discussion of the issues, practical work and problem solving
- Planning a variety of classroom approaches
- Using a range of resources, including tablets and mobile phones
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)
If you are interested in teaching mathematics but don’t have a related degree, you can build your knowledge prior to studying the PGCE through a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course.
Applicants should have an A Level or a high grade GCSE in mathematics, but most importantly, a passion for the subject.
Students may be eligible to receive a weekly bursary of £115 for the duration of the SKE course. There are no tuition fees. Please contact us for dates of the next course.
To apply for a SKE course, you should apply for a place on the Secondary PGCE (Mathematics) course through UCAS Teacher Training and indicate in your application that you would like to do the SKE course.
Assessment is based on a range of coursework assignments.
Assessment takes place in schools. You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards.
A total of 120 days are spent in schools during the programme, supported by school mentors, class teachers and University-based tutors.