Entry requirements

When you apply, you are expected to have: A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education in general and primary mathematics education in particular, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher GCSE at Grade A or Grade 7 or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics; Suitable presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English. Before the programme commences, you should have: A degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). No specific subjects are required. 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 or Biology. In addition to the requirement for GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or A* (or equivalent) outlined above, A or AS level Mathematics would 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 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. 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. 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Every school needs a mathematics expert. That could be you. Our PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS course provides a high-quality teacher training experience. You’ll learn how to educate children aged 5-11 in all primary curriculum subjects, and craft specialist knowledge in teaching mathematics. You’ll spend lots of time on placement in schools, where we’ll support you in meeting the Teachers’ Standards. You’ll gain the essential professional skills and knowledge for a two-year induction as an early career primary teacher and mathematics specialist. Graduating as a primary mathematics specialist, you’ll be a role model and a leader to your colleagues. You’ll set an example for teaching in ways that are enriching, engaging and inspiring for young children. Subject knowledge enhancement Want to boost or refresh your subject knowledge in mathematics? Our free subject knowledge enhancement course, tailored to your individual needs, will prepare you for teaching the conceptual and applied aspects of biology effectively to learners aged 5-11 years.

Fees and funding

Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/pgce-primary-mathematics-specialist/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Assessment

Assessment strategies will include presentations to different audiences, academic essays individually tailored around your own professional interests, and ongoing task submission. During professional practice your school-based mentor will assess your development through reflective conversations, reviewing and discussing your planning and assessment records, observing your teaching, and gathering the perspectives of other adults and, of course, of the children who work with you. In all cases, you will be given clear assessment guidance. The assessment criteria will be shared with you and you will be given constructive feedback to help you to set targets and identify actions to help you make further progress. You will compile an electronic portfolio that brings together evidence to demonstrate your professional development and your ability to meet the Teachers’ Standards. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171