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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    02-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Strongly aligned to the new curriculum in Wales, our PGCE Mathematics programme will give you the range of teaching skills and knowledge needed for you to qualify as an effective teacher of mathematics.

This knowledge, combined with your own enthusiasm for the subject will give you the opportunity to bring Maths to life for all of your pupils. Our PGCE is challenging, but motivating and invigorating, combining practical strategies and skills with academic enquiry and theory.

Our respected tutors have considerable knowledge of, and are active researchers within, the fields of Mathematics, Numeracy and Problem Solving, and our university-based curriculum sessions include discussions of current academic research.

You will benefit from our involvement in developing the new curriculum Area of Learning and Experience: Mathematics and Numeracy and from our representation on the board of the National Network of Excellence in Mathematics.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in national conferences such as such as the British Society of Research into Mathematics.

You will study various aspects of pedagogies for teaching across the secondary age-range including the examination groups for GCSE and A levels.

Throughout the pathway, you will have the opportunity to work with other students in a collegiate and supportive learning environment through exchanging different ideas and discussing different approaches to learning.

As a part of the Mathematics and Numeracy Area of Learning and Experience, you have a particular responsibility for developing numeracy across the secondary curriculum, and there will be opportunities to explore a range of cross-curricular approaches.

Inspiring the next generation of mathematicians is an essential aim of our mathematics pathway and you will be involved in Mathematics Master classes with local Year 9 and Year 10 pupils in conjunction with Swansea University.

These sessions provide you with the opportunity to gain additional experience, which can help support your personal statements when applying for first posts.

Many of our students also continue to be research active and undertake Masters and Doctoral study after the PGCE.

Assessment

The programme offers 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at Graduate Level. These are awarded on successful completion of module assessments which include:

  • Case studies
  • Portfolios
  • Video presentation
  • Research Project

All assessments are closely linked to practice and are designed to offer you the opportunity to develop teaching and learning that has a positive impact on children and young people.

Tuition fees

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£ 9,000per year

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

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    120th

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 90 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 64%

    25th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59.0 59%

    65th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    12th

    6

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