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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our PCGE Mathematics course offers you the opportunity to train to teach mathematics at secondary school level.

Why study Secondary Mathematics?

This PGCE programme focusses on mathematics across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The course covers all aspects of mathematics teaching and learning, with an emphasis on practical activities for use in school.

There is a strong emphasis on using problem solving and real life scenarios, as well as planning for the whole ability range to ensure that all pupils are able to make progress.

Why St Mary's?

Our experienced mathematics tutors work in close partnership with trainees, link tutors and the placement schools.

If you wish to study for the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies you will be able to complete several of the modules during your PGCE year. This certificate is often a requirement for teaching in a Catholic school.

Teaching methods

The course tutors use a variety of teaching and learning approaches, including lectures, workshop sessions, collaborative and small-group work, paired work, practical activities, with positive use of technology, individual and group student presentations and some self-supported study.

Assessment methods

Trainees are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status by successfully meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE). Continuous assessment throughout the programme will determine success.

Master's level assignments complement the work in schools and assist in meeting the Teachers’ Standards. These assignments aim to encourage you to be thoughtful and reflective, but also reinforce the evidence-based nature of the course assessment.

Career opportunities

The quality of the provision at St Mary’s is valued by our trainees and schools, resulting in high levels (over 70%) of NQT employment in our partnership schools. Employment rates following the PGCE course are consistently over 90% in teaching roles.

On the programme you will study two Master's' modules leading to 60 credits at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to further your postgraduate studies in your career as these credits are transferable.

At the end of the PGCE course, you will have the opportunity to complete a three-week placement in a special education setting. This is highly valued by trainee teachers to broaden their understanding of specific learning needs for some learners.

Most PG courses start 5th October.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,730per year

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

University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • University League Table

    107th

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 81 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 56%

    63rd

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    21st

    12

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