The normal minimum entry requirement to the programme is an honours degree in Mathematics or in a strongly cognate discipline, with a high proportion of Mathematics within your degree.
Months of entry
This one year full-time programme equips trainees to teach Mathematics up to and including GCSE and ICT at KS3 within the secondary sector (including Welsh medium if requested).
This programme refreshes and extends students' mathematical and ICT knowledge and provides opportunity to make a difference to young people's lives and aspirations.
The course is split into a number of modules, each designed to give you all the skills you need to teach within the secondary sector. You will study various styles of teaching Mathematics and ICT to pupils, including lesson planning, resource preparation and selection, teaching approaches for examination courses, class management and control, assessment of attainment, and the impact of Mathematics and ICT on learning.
You will be assisted in developing the range of your specialist knowledge and skills to cover all the content required for the National Curriculum at key stage three, GCSE at key stage Four and GCE 'A' level at key stage five and equivalent vocational courses.
The course will involve concept and skill development in all aspects of Mathematics and ICT. You will be expected to work together in groups to present seminars such as ICT in Mathematics, A level topics and research into mathematical misconceptions.
Other aspects of the course include the Literacy and Numeracy Framework and as a Mathematics PGCE student you will be expected to lead support sessions on Numeracy to the whole Secondary PGCE cohort. There are also opportunities to teach and be involved with Further Mathematics A Level teaching and also to be involved in Mathematics Masterclasses with local Year 9 pupils, both in conjunction with Swansea University.
The PGCE Mathematics room is well equipped with internet-linked computers and a networked interactive whiteboard. There is good access to other ICT suites for timetabled sessions and plentiful open access to ICT facilities for trainees. At University you will receive specialist sessions in ICT as well as Mathematics.
The PGCE Mathematics with ICT course uses partner schools and colleges across South Wales. Placements are decided after consultations between mentors, subject tutors and the Programme Director. All placements will be found within realistic commuting distances; however, trainees are expected to be prepared to travel to placements.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Sioned Vaughan Hughes
- +44 (0) 1267 676636