Taught course

Secondary Mathematics PGCE

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Education and Social Work
Qualifications
PGCE

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Entry requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

You will need:

  • a strong knowledge and understanding of Mathematics, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within Secondary state schools;
  • an undergraduate degree in Mathematics. For other Mathematics-related degrees (eg. Accountancy, Economics, Engineering) you need to demonstrate that at least half of your degree was Mathematics-focused. Such candidates may need to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before starting the teacher training course. Contact the Course Leader for further advice if you are unsure whether your degree meets the criteria. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body;
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.

Months of entry

August

Course content

This course prepares you to start your career as a new teacher and be successful. You’ll learn to teach in schools in East or West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, Surrey, Hampshire or Kent.

We will develop your skills as a reflective practitioner. We use an innovative range of assessment modes that enable you to succeed. School-led teacher education is run by experienced mentors and professional tutors. You'll be supported by University tutors throughout the year.

We have an excellent record of graduate employment. Our employability records surpass national benchmarks.

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide the course as set out here. For the school-experience component of the PGCE, we’ll aim to find you a placement within 50 miles of the University or your home. If we can’t secure enough placements, we may have to withdraw an offer of a place on the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course enquiries
Email
eswadmissions@sussex.ac.uk