A minimum of a third-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, either in mathematics or a closely related subject is required. A third-class degree must contain at least 50% mathematics; a lower second-class degree must contain at least 30% mathematics. A level Mathematics at grade A or A* is also required for all applicants.Applicants must also demonstrate a passion for mathematics and a commitment to, and enjoyment of, working with children and young people. This may be through voluntary work with young people and a minimum of five days’ recent experience in a non-selective, non-fee paying state secondary school. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Teacher Training. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.
Months of entry
The School Direct Tuition Fee route is a new path into teaching at both primary and secondary levels. Participating schools, or clusters of schools that join together, are allocated a set number of student-teacher places. Trainees pay a course fee on this route and will join other student teachers on one of the established PGCE courses at UCL Institute of Education (IOE), whilst undertaking their teaching experience in the host school or cluster.
The UCL Institute of Education's partnership with over 200 secondary schools and colleges in Greater London and beyond enables each of our students to become a skilled and confident teacher in their chosen subject specialism.
In partnership with London schools, we support all routes into mathematics teaching, allowing students to benefit from a team of tutors with a wide range of expertise. Students will also be able to develop strong peer networks to share ideas, resources and advice.
Tutors are skilled classroom practitioners with extensive experience of teaching and leadership in secondary schools, and are all active researchers working with schools and government on policy development in the UK and overseas.
Our joint conference in June brings together nearly 200 Mathematics PGCE students from across all routes to work together with tutors and visiting experts to wrestle with policy issues in mathematics education.
Full-time: 1 year;
Qualification and course duration
Students will also record their progress in a Career Entry and Development Profile statement. This will form part of a portfolio that links into the induction year (the first year of teaching) and a student's continuing professional development.
Course contact details
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