Taught course

Secondary Mathematics

Institution
Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

All applicants need GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent*. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. You must hold an honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of mathematics study. A good application includes • subject content – you may be advised about opportunities to develop your subject knowledge before starting the course, if this is considered appropriate • mature reflection on your own education and recent school experience. You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in maths-related or other educational activities This will feature as one of our selection criteria Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful. You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. As you will be working with children, you will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society. If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page. * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of mathematics with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

Key points
• Gain the qualified teacher status (QTS and PGCE) needed to teach mathematics in secondary education.
• Take advantage of a shortage in maths teachers when you graduate.
• Increase your teaching skills and confidence through two separate placements.
• Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Development and Society
Email
admissions@shu.ac.uk
Phone
0114 225 5555
Fax
0114 225 5555