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PGCE Secondary Mathematics

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Course description

The PGCE Secondary Mathematics course consists of a variety of learning experiences designed for those wishing to train as teachers. The majority of the course focuses upon practical training in teaching and learning related skills. This practical training is underpinned by the development of participants knowledge and understanding of education theories, ideas and concepts and by enhancing their awareness of current educational issues and developments. The Secondary course prepares graduates to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE, AS and A2 level. For the purposes of gaining Qualified Teacher Status, trainees may focus upon the 11-16 or 11-18 age range. Learning takes place through a number of school and university based elements. There will be extended periods of school experience which will provide opportunities to work in a Primary setting and to teach in at least two different Secondary Schools.  A total of approximately 25 weeks during the PGCE will be spent experiencing and working in different types of School.

For full information on this course please visit the School of Environment, Education and Development's Manchester Institute of Education website .

Scholarships and bursaries

Please see the Department for Education's Get into Teaching website for further details about teacher training bursaries.  Mathematics trainees may also apply for a scholarship from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: