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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Do you enjoy maths and have a passion to help young people enjoy it too? Our PGCE Mathematics course prepares you to teach young people aged 11 to 16 across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. At the University of Southampton, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge to teach mathematics with confidence.

Learn how different methods for teaching secondary school maths create a fun and inspired learning environment for mathematics. You'll train in two secondary schools across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset to build on your practical experience and grow your professional network.

By studying PGCE Mathematics you'll:

  • critically assess different teaching styles and resources to develop your own methodology and set of teaching skills
  • train to work within a range of different schools
  • consider different ways of learning mathematics and how this impacts teaching
  • understand how to overcome current challenges in mathematics education

You’ll teach mathematics within the National Curriculum framework and Secondary Curriculum. Your tutors and mentors will help your personal and professional development as you'll get the support you need throughout your learning.

Qualified Teacher Status is awarded for the 11 to 16 age range, the majority of schools in our partnership serve cohorts to match this age group. Trainees are also appointed to posts in the 11 to 18 sector for their NQT year and you may also get the opportunity to teach older students.

Careers

We welcome students from any background to learn the skills required to teach maths.

Past students have gone on to work in a variety of different roles:

  • teaching secondary school maths
  • senior managers in schools
  • mentor for trainee teachers
  • lecturer in higher education
  • teaching in special education
  • teaching overseas
  • personal tutor

Students have also continued their studies with a PhD to specialise further in their specific area of interest.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 72%

    16th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    50th

    34

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