Taught course

PGCE Secondary - Mathematics

Institution
Durham University · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

At UCAS, you can apply for this course by using the following code: G1X1

  • The equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree and one of the following applies: the degree is approximately 50% comprised of Maths or a similar subject or you have an A Level in Mathematics. If your degree is from an overseas institution you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC
  • A demonstrable an interest and involvement in the lives and development of young people
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4 (or C) or above (or equivalent) which must be achieved at the time of application. If your equivalent qualifications are from an overseas institution, you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC
  • Applicants with non-standard qualifications, for example, access routes into higher education are welcome to apply
  • We welcome applications from mature applicants pursuing a career change
  • Pass the QTS Skills Tests by the first day of the course.

Your professional and interpersonal qualities and your commitment to teaching will be considered when making an admissions decision. Candidates who meet the criteria, will be invited to a selection day. Selection days will involve individual interviews with a pre-prepared presentation element and tests to assess written English and other skills.

Successful candidates will receive an offer conditional upon successful medical and criminal record checks. The latter is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service and full instructions on how to apply for a DBS Disclosure will be provided.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The PGCE Secondary is the first phase of a career-long process of personal and professional development, which will equip you to become a secondary school teacher. The PGCE Secondary is a course in Initial Teacher Training which is accredited by the DfE, the successful completion of which will accord you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Preparing to be a secondary mathematics teacher means that you will have to question your own way of thinking and doing mathematics before teaching. You will be strongly encouraged to find out the reasons behind rules so that you are in a better position to teach pupils well.

You are encouraged to show where mathematical concepts are applied in everyday life, but also to recognise that mathematics is a fascinating and creative subject in its own right, and can be studied with no immediate application. The common thread is that pupils need to engage with purposeful activities in a supportive environment.

Core modules:

• Professional Issues in School Based Education

• Teaching and Learning in the Curriculum

• Self-directed Study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250.00 per year
International students
£20,500.00 per year

durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
study@durham.ac.uk