University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Secondary Education (Mathematics)

The course trains you to teach pupils aged 11-16 and is designed to develop your confidence in mathematics along with your ability to help young learners understand and appreciate the beauty of the subject. Students are encouraged to support one another in developing a personal understanding of mathematics, sharing approaches to teaching and reflecting on school experiences, university sessions and wider reading. Available at university and through School Direct.

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2.2 Honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification is required; your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge; all successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 August 2015. If you don�t have an undergraduate degree but do have a Masters or other higher qualification, your application will be considered by our academic tutors on a one-to-one basis. If you have less than 50 percent mathematics in your degree, you can be considered for our preliminary Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses. GCSE grade C or above in English language and mathematics or recognised equivalent qualifications. Applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2015. Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy by 31 July 2015. 2-3 days secondary school experience in a mainstream UK secondary school observing a class in your chosen teaching specialism is preferred. A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study. All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance according to established university procedures.

Course modules

The course consists of 4 modules�1 qualificatory, 1 at level 6 and 2 at masters level. We also cover general teaching modules, including: Meeting young people�s needs within and beyond the curriculum; professional skills, knowledge and practice; curriculum development; classroom research for beginning teachers.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on presentations, written assignments, small-scale classroom research projects, assessment of in-school practice, portfolio of evidence of professional practices, self-assessment, peer assessment and formative assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West
School Direct LA1 3JD

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144