PGCE Secondary Mathematics / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- GTTR code
- Degree awarded
- 10 months
- Entry requirements
- Minimum 2:2 honours degree in mathematics or some other subjects with a 50% mathematics component (such as some engineering or physics)
- Applicant who do not have a substantial amount (50% minimum) of mathematics in their degree may be eligible for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course provided they have either an A level in mathematics at grade B or above.
- Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.
References which support the suitability of the candidate for teaching
- A personal statement
A personal statement should make clear:
- The candidate's commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching;
- their rationale for applying to be a teacher in their subject;
- an awareness of the role and responsibilities of the teacher;
- relevant experience suggesting suitability for the role;
- a good standard of written English.
- How to apply
- To apply for a PGCE course at the University of Manchester you must apply through UCAS Teacher Training Registry. Please visit the UCAS website for further details. Applications or CVs sent directly to the University will not be considered.
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This course will train you to teach mathematics across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range. It will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum, GCSE and A level. Completion of the 10 month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).
The course combines master's level academic study of mathematics education with a range of practical experiences. Approximately two-thirds of your time will be spent in partnership schools and colleges developing practical teaching skills with the support of trained mathematics mentors who are experienced teachers. The University works with a large variety of schools, comprehensives, grammar schools, specials schools, pupil referral units and sixth form colleges, which allows us to personalise your school experience to your individual needs.
Your practical training will be underpinned by education theories, ideas and concepts, and by enhancing your awareness of current educational issues and developments.
Mathematics is an exciting and creative subject and you will construct your own understandings through working collaboratively on engaging, challenging tasks and reflecting on your experiences.
What our students say:
Excellent tutors, very experienced and knowledgeable about all areas of teaching and education.
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250
International students (per annum): £18,000
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Generous, tax-free funding is available to the best graduates training in a range of subjects. You could get a £20,000 bursary or be awarded a prestigious scholarship - which provides additional support and benefits throughout your training year. You could also receive an additional £10,000 payment once you are in teaching.
Information about additional funding options for September 2018 can be found on the Department for Education website
Home/EU students may be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan. Home students in England may also be eligible for a repayable student maintenance loan. The loans support available to PGCE students is similar to what is available for undergraduate students and information about government financial support for undergraduate students is available here .
If you have graduated in the last three years from The University of Manchester with a 1st class honours degree, you may also be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship .
- Academic department
- School of Environment, Education and Development
- Contact name
- PGCE Admissions Administrator
- 0161 275 8468 OR 3617
- +44 (0)161 275 3528
- Academic department overview
See: The School .
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