University of Wales Trinity Saint David

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Mathematics with QTS (PGCE)

**UCAS Code Secondary Mathematics (PGCE): 2X65** 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.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE: Undergraduate Degree Applicants are required to hold a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an area related to chosen secondary subject. GCSE qualifications Grade B or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. Student teachers studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade B or above in Welsh (first language). Equivalence workshops and tests are available for those with Grade C GSCE in English Language, Mathematics and Welsh. A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational Qualifications If applicants do not hold an undergraduate degree in a curriculum subject, successful study at appropriate higher levels must be evidenced. Work Experience You should be aware of the realities of being a teacher and life in a classroom and so we ask for recent and relevant experience in a secondary educational setting. This may be through employment or volunteering in a school and should be for a minimum period of two weeks. Gaining experience in a school classroom will help to strengthen your application and better critically inform your personal statement. It will also prepare you for our selection process and give you some experience from which you can draw in your interview. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) If accepted onto our programme, you will be required to obtain a clear enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB, Criminal Records Bureau) clearance check as soon as possible. There is a fee associated with the service and applicants should ensure they opt for the 'update' service.

Course modules

Modules The content of the programme has been grouped under four module headings: • The Learner - who am I teaching? • Learners, schools and communities - where am I teaching? • Researching the learning - what, why and how am I teaching? (focus on research) • Leading the Learning - what, why and how am I teaching? (focus on subject discipline in practice) Organising the modules in this way means that you will be able to focus on the pupil and take full account of the wider context that impact on education. You will also be able to ensure that your classroom-based practice draws on a sound research base. This means that our programme will challenge you both practically and intellectually at the same time.

Assessment methods

Modules and Assessment Modules are carefully designed to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge and are mostly delivered during the university-based period. Our programme content has been co-authored by university and school partners, and has been grouped under four module headings: • The Learner - who am I teaching? • Learners, schools and communities - where am I teaching? • Researching the learning - what, why and how am I teaching? (focus on research) • Leading the Learning - what, why and how am I teaching? (focus on subject discipline in practice) Organising the modules in this way means that you will be able to focus on the pupil and also take full account of the wider context that impacts on education. You will also be able to ensure that your classroom-based practice draws on a sound research base. This means that our programme will challenge you both practically and intellectually at the same time. Each module is assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, posters and presentations. The assignments are designed to enable you to reflect on your own practice and relate your experiences to the theory that you have learned. Your professional teaching experience is assessed against the Qualified Teacher Standards criteria through observations by your tutors and mentors and the submission of a portfolio of work evidencing competence against these standards.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
SA1 Waterfront Campus - T SA1 8AL Wales

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