When you apply, you should already be able to demonstrate the following:
- A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, normally founded on at least 10 days of experience in primary classrooms in the two years prior to your application;
- GCSE at Grade A (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics;
- Suitable personal and presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English.
Before the programme commences, you must have:
- A first class, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification);
- GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in English Language;
- GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science / Physics / Chemistry / Biology.
In addition to the requirement for GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or A* (or equivalent) outlined above, an A or AS level in Mathematics would also be desirable. However, we are also able to take into consideration mathematical elements of your degree (for example, if you have studied mathematics, statistics, economics or other relevant degree subjects, such as psychology).
Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 numeracy and literacy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in Mathematics or English.
EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu
An academic reference is required for all students who have graduated in the last five years. An interview and subject knowledge tests form part of the selection process.
You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/skillstests
If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure
will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer. The standard cost of applying for DBS Enhanced Disclosure for this course is currently £50.
Months of entry
Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.
The presence of a Mathematics specialist in every primary school, who will champion this challenging subject, was a key recommendation of the Williams Report, 2008.
The PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS is a school-led programme which combines on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings.
You will train to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers’ Standards. The training experience is designed to fully prepare you for your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).
During the programme, you will study all of the National Curriculum subjects and you will specialise in Mathematics in great depth. You will qualify as a Primary teacher who will also be able to bring a passion for Mathematics and excellent Mathematics subject knowledge to a first teaching post.
Successful completion of this PGCE will lay the foundations for you to become a leader in mathematics, generating enthusiasm for Mathematics amongst children, and modelling and leading others in the development of enriching, engaging and challenging lessons.