This module enables students to develop their understanding of how to manage the learning and teaching environment in school. Three strands of teacher practice are explored: How children and adolescents learn; effective approaches to behaviour management for learning in school and assessment of learning in school. This learning will be facilitated through taught sessions that introduce theoretical perspectives and research evidence on these three aspects of practice and develop reflection on the implications of evidence for developing practice. School placement will provide opportunities to develop personal practice that implements the implications of an evidence base and reflect on the relationship between theory and practice.
This module engages students with problematic areas of teaching and learning in mathematics in secondary school. Pedagogic approaches that facilitate learning in school of these problematic areas of the subject curriculum are explored through practical engagement with subject specific pedagogic knowledge in seminar sessions. Students develop an area of expertise in mathematics pedagogy that encourages future leadership, initially leadership of classroom learning in their subject and then potential subject leadership within school. The development of this expert knowledge provides opportunity to show creative problem solving informed by research evidence in an area of practice.
This module enables students to develop their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate that they meet the teachers’ standards for the award of QTS. Delivery of this non-credit bearing module is designed to support teaching placements where the skills and knowledge are both developed and demonstrated. The intended outcomes of this module are successful in demonstrating that they meet the teachers’ standards. Evidence of meeting the outcomes of this module will be demonstrated through an e-portfolio that contains a professional journal and professional development record and evidence of how the teachers’ standards have been met.
This module allows trainee teachers to develop, practice and begin their professional competences as a secondary school teacher, through work in schools/ classrooms/ settings over a nine week placement. It is organised so that in successive modules the trainees will take increasing responsibility for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the placement they will have the opportunity, supported by School based mentors, Class teachers and subject leaders to develop the qualities and skills necessary to manage pupils, monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements. They will demonstrate expertise in the pastoral and professional duties of a teacher and begin to acquire and develop skills in monitoring pupil’s progress.
This module allows trainee teachers to develop, practice and demonstrate their professional competences as a secondary school teacher through work in schools and classrooms over an 11 week experience. This module is organised so that the trainees will be responsible for teaching pupils and fulfilling the duties expected of a teacher. During the placement they will have the opportunity, supported by School Based Mentors, Class teachers and subject leaders to demonstrate the qualities and skills necessary to manage pupils monitor their learning and reflect upon and evaluate their knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements. They will demonstrate expertise in the pastoral and professional duties of a teacher and continue to acquire and develop skills in monitoring pupil’s progress.
This module allows trainee teachers opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression before and after the age range for which they are training to teach. They will have the opportunity to observe practice in a primary school over a one week placement. During the primary school placement they will have the opportunity to observe and discuss teaching at key stage 2 with class teachers and subject leaders to develop their understanding of transition to key stage 3. A further two week placement will allow trainees to either develop an understanding of teaching in the 16-19 age range where previous placements have not enabled this or to develop a deeper understanding of a specific element of school provision.
- G1X1 Course Code
- 1 Years
Why study the PGCE Mathematics course?
The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is the most widely recognised UK post graduate award and is transferable. It is accepted, across the UK and internationally, as an assurance that the candidate has achieved the high standard expected for entry to the teaching profession.
This course offers you the opportunity to learn how to teach mathematics to all ability ranges at secondary level. You will develop a good understanding of maths pedagogy and how to help children grasp complex ideas. Providing you with a solid foundation of professional awareness and understanding, the course will foster and develop your competence and confidence in imparting your subject knowledge to young people.
If your degree does not include enough mathematics, or if you just need a refresher course, the Department for Education sponsors several Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses. Newman’s SKE course will provide you with the opportunity to acquire enough mathematics to teach it to at least Key Stage 4 in a secondary school and could improve your chances of employment. Visit the Subject Knowledge Enhancement page further information.
Teaching sessions at Newman comprise an exploration of how mathematical topics develop in the 11-16 with post 16 enhancement age range with a brief exploration of Key Stage 2 techniques and how ideas progress at A level. You will be involved in sessions that focus on doing maths, exploring why techniques such as long multiplication work and how children can be guided in their learning.
You will focus not only on how children will develop their mathematical knowledge and understanding but how to increase their confidence in applying it. To assess children’s progress you will explore potential errors and misconceptions and how they might be observed and remedied. Extensive use will be made of ICT to illustrate and model mathematical ideas. This will furnish you with relevant skills that can be taken into the classroom.
School Based Learning
You will gain a vast amount of experience of teaching as a substantial component of the course involves two teaching placements. You will also benefit from Newman’s excellent partnerships with schools in the West Midlands. The programme consists of 40 weeks of full-time study (from early September to the beginning of July), and you can expect to spend at least 24 of those weeks in schools.
You will be supported through these placements by experienced teaching colleagues, including subject mentors – teachers trained to provide beginning teachers with support and guidance. Partnership tutors from Newman will also be allocated to provide advice and support.
You will be encouraged to explore further aspects of mathematics education with groups of pupils across the age and ability range, including those with special educational needs.
Please note that school placements can be an hour’s journey and/or 40 miles from a student’s term time address.
Teaching Methods and Assessment
Our lecturers and visiting teachers use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and special projects. Assessment is through coursework, presentations, project work and practical teaching ability.
• As a graduate you will be highly sought after by head teachers as mathematics is a shortage subject. You may also be eligible for a £25,000 scholarship (see Postgraduate Bursaries for more information)
• Newman lecturers use a variety of interactive teaching methods including lectures, seminars and individual tutorials which encourage participation
• You will experience a range of assessment formats including coursework, presentations and practical teaching ability
Newman Initial Teacher Training graduates have a high employment rate; and are well respected in the region and beyond. Most students take up a position in teaching, although some pursue other careers using the range of transferable skills gained during study.
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A UK Bachelors Degree (or recognised equivalent qualification) of which 50% content must be related to the named subject; and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded.
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents). Please be aware that whilst these GCSEs are not mandatory at application point, these qualifications must be obtained by enrolment.
School experience is not a requirement for entry to the programme. However, having experience in a school will support your preparation for training as a teacher.
At interview you will be asked about any experiences that you have with school aged children and your understanding of teaching within your chosen age range. The quality and variety of your personal statement is an important factor in the decision to call you to interview.
You will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and meet the requirements for fitness to train to teach prior to starting the course and be assured against a set of fundamental maths and English skills by the end of your PGCE. For more information on your DBS application please visit the How do I complete my DBS form advice page.
For further information about the Interview Process see our PGCE Secondary ITE Interview page.
For full entry requirements please see our admission requirements page.
Applying Direct Option
You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities.
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Fees for academic year:
Full-time UK/EU students: £9,250 *
* Fees shown are for 2020/21 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for entry into this programme. Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs that you will incur.