This programme will give you the confidence in your own abilities as well as knowledge and understanding of school mathematics. Areas of study include:
- Reflecting on the role of a mathematics teacher and the place of mathematics in the school curriculum
- Discussion of the issues, practical work and problem solving
- Planning a variety of classroom approaches
- Using a range of resources, including tablets and mobile phones
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)
If you are interested in teaching mathematics but don’t have a related degree, you can build your knowledge prior to studying the PGCE through a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course.
Applicants should have an A Level or a high-grade GCSE in mathematics, but most importantly, a passion for the subject.
Students may be eligible to receive a weekly bursary of £115 for the duration of the SKE course. There are no tuition fees. Please contact us for dates of the next course.
To apply for an SKE course, you should apply for a place on the Secondary PGCE (Mathematics) course through UCAS Teacher Training and indicate in your application that you would like to do the SKE course.
Assessment is based on a range of coursework assignments.
The assessment takes place in schools. You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards.
A total of 120 days are spent in schools during the programme, supported by school mentors, class teachers and University-based tutors.