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Mathematics Secondary (11-16 years) PGCE - Professional

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course specification provides a summary of the main features of the course, identifies the aims and learning outcomes of the course, the teaching, learning and assessment methods used by teaching staff, and the reference points used to inform the curriculum. This information is therefore useful to potential students to help them choose the right course of study, to current students on the course and to staff teaching and administering the course. Further detailed information on the individual modules within the course may be found in the relevant module descriptors and the Course Handbook provided to students onenrolment.

Educational aims of the course

The Course Specification Guidance Notes include advice on what to include in this section.

This programme is designed to provide trainee teachers with the opportunity to study the theory and practice of education from the perspective of learners, teachers, administrators, policymakers and other key stakeholders in the system of formal education. It combines work based at the University with school experience in order to equip trainee teachers with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to begin to develop as a professional educator. It also provides them with a theoretical and research-based perspective to extend their knowledge and understanding and to allow them to reflect critically upon their own personal and professional values.

Achievement of the Teachers’ Standards 2012 (DfE) are an essential part of the practical experience in school and the programme as a whole.

The aims of the programme are:

● To equip trainee teachers with a rigorous knowledge and understanding of the core areas ofeducation – professional values and practice, knowledge and understanding and teaching (including planning, expectations and target setting, monitoring and assessment, teaching and class management).

● To enable trainee teachers to recognise the interrelationship between educational theory, policy and practice

● To enable trainee teachers to apply an educationally based analysis to issues of their personal practice

● To introduce trainee teachers to ways in which education is researched and to provide opportunities for enquiry into their own practice

● To enable trainee teachers to develop critical, evaluative and reflective thinking in the context of their personal practice

● To enable trainee teachers to develop a range of skills and abilities that will contribute to their effectiveness as a professional educator

● To support trainee teachers in becoming independent learners in their subsequent career.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    2

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