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PGCE (Secondary) Mathematics, Postgraduate Certificate

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  • 12 months
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Secondary schools need good Maths teachers. This exciting and demanding PGCE (Secondary) Mathematics programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, will prepare you to become an effective and high-quality Maths teacher, with a particular focus on the unique demands of working in a multi-ethnic London comprehensive school.

About

Why study PGCE (Secondary) Mathematics at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • Get to know the different parts of the Mathematics curriculum, and possible teaching approaches. You will also review your maths experience, and identify any gaps.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to explore the use of Information Technology in teaching Mathematics, and explore different approaches to assessing pupils.
  • Develop your skills in planning, teaching, and managing whole classes, and taking responsibility for them over a sustained period of time. This includes aspects of assessing, recording and reporting on pupils’ attainment, and catering for a range of achievement levels.
  • You’ll learn about ‘whole-school’ issues, and about contributing to a school’s pastoral life – this will include a project on a whole-school or cross-curricular theme.
  • Mathematics sessions at Goldsmiths will focus on broadening your knowledge of resources for teaching, longer term planning, and the post-16 curriculum.

Programme Structure

In the Autumn Term the emphasis is on getting to know the different parts of the school Mathematics curriculum and possible teaching approaches. You review your maths experience, identify any gaps and begin to do something about them.

We look at the possibilities of using Information Technology in teaching Mathematics, and explore different approaches to assessing pupils.

An important feature of the term is developing your skills in posing questions, and this is followed through in the first assignment, which is built round pupils working investigatively.

Early in the first term you are based mainly in College, but with at least one day a week in school. After half term you spend most of your time in school, with one day a week back in College.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Apply early to avoid disappointment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You'll need:
  • to meet our fitness to train requirements
  • a GCSE Grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) in English Language, Mathematics, and a science subject (including Combined Science)
  • an undergraduate honours degree, usually 2:2 or above, from a university in the United Kingdom
  • a degree in Mathematics or a related subject that has a substantial amount of maths
  • knowledge and experience of UK secondary schools.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      15040 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for London

    • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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