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PGCE Secondary Education with Maths

Plymouth Marjon University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Plymouth Marjon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

Do you want to become an outstanding teacher? Our specialist PGCE Secondary Education with Maths prepares you to help pupils look at life through a mathematical lens and to solve problems using objective and logical approaches. Our PGCE Maths focuses on how to teach Maths for understanding and engagement so that pupils know how Mathematics impacts on daily lives.

PGCE Maths develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Maths within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications, including conceptual understanding, problem solving, making connections across representations and mathematical concepts, and engaging in reasoning and argumentation.

Our aim is to prepare PGCE Maths trainee teachers for a first appointment as a teacher of Maths in a secondary school and to enable them to assess current developments in the subject and their possible effect on teaching in schools. PGCE Maths trainees can take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects or areas e.g. primary phase or Special Education Needs and Diversity. You will develop essential components of creativity and imagination such as determination, hard work, observing, thinking, experimenting, investigating, making, evaluation.

What might you become?

Plymouth Marjon University is widely renowned for producing excellent teachers. Our partnerships are wide and diverse, having been praised by Ofsted (2014) formaking "effective use of local diversity and wider links which ensures trainees have breadth and variety in their training, so making them highly employable". We linked to partnership schools throughout the South West, London and overseas.

How will you be taught?

You will have a minimum of 120 days in school in two block placements as well as 12 weeks in University undertaking a range of activities. Teaching includes lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, tutorials, independent study, research and school based training. Collaborative learning, critical reflection and a strong culture of support underpin PGCE Maths.

How will you be assessed?

You'll be assessed on the development of your teaching practice in school. You'll also write reflective journals, portfolios, essays and presentations.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,000per year

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

University information

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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