Newman University

Newman University

Secondary Education (Mathematics)

The course uses the mathematical knowledge gained during your 1st degree and broadens it so that you feel confident to teach the subject within the National Curriculum. Mathematics is a shortage area, therefore qualified teachers are highly sought after. Teaching sessions at Newman comprise an exploration of how mathematical topics develop. Sessions involve exploring topics and how ideas develop over time, there is always an opportunity to explore mathematical ideas and discuss how they may be taught. You are encouraged to reflect on your learning of mathematics enabling you to plan for and deliver innovative and inspirational lessons. Extensive use is made of information communications technology to illustrate and model mathematical ideas. An 8 week placement in the autumn term and a longer placement (12 weeks), in the spring term; these are supported by a week�s observation before School Experience 1 (SE1) and 3 specialist focus weeks in the summer term. This includes a week in a primary school looking at Key Stage 2 issues in mathematics. You are introduced to a range of innovative strategies through which new technologies are being used in school to enhance the quality of the learning experience. The course includes 60 credits at Master's level for attainment of the full PGCE.

Entry requirements

A good mathematics related Honours degree (2.2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification (A-level mathematics is considered). GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above are also required before applying. Short-listed candidates must attend interview and pass literacy and numeracy test at Newman. All applicants will be required to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, a Suitability to Teach declaration and meet the requirements for capacity to teach.

Course modules

Introduction to secondary teaching; learning and teaching in mathematics (Master�s level); education and professional studies (Master�s level); professional school experience (SE1); final professional school experience (SE2); professional role of teachers; theories of learning and teaching; classroom management and educational special needs.

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily through individual and group coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newman University Birmingham B32 3NT West Midlands

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