PGCE Secondary - Mathematics PGCE Secondary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)

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Ffeithiau’r cwrs

  • Enw: PGCE Secondary - Mathematics
  • Cymhwyster: PGCE Secondary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)
  • Hyd: 1 year full-time

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Associate Teachers (ATs) will understand mathematics as an interconnected body of ideas and processesand will:

  • challenge pupils to think mathematically;
  • expose, and relate to, children’s existing knowledge;
  • stimulate pupils’ interest, curiosity, excitement and sustain engagement;
  • permit access to mathematics and tasks for all pupils;
  • use symbols, diagrams and apparatus to communicate, represent, and/or provide good models for thinking.”

The Secondary PGCE programme is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of how children and adolescents learn, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher. You will learn about adolescent’s development through the Secondary sector and be supported to become an excellent teacher. This PGCE with QTS* is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable* further afield for entry into the teaching profession. This course is also offered through the medium of Welsh.

Committed schools with well-trained mentors will support Associate Teachers’ progress towards Qualified Teacher Status in accordance with Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership in Wales.

Experienced tutors and researchers in university and school based staff will provide excellent support and stimulating sessions, and the qualification gained will equip students to teach within and beyond Wales.

Students on this English medium course will be placed in English Medium Schools only and you do not need to speak Welsh, or live in Wales, to apply for the course. However as part of our commitment to bilingualism we will support you in your understanding of Welsh culture and your Welsh language learning, whether you are a complete beginner or a fluent user of the language.

*Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body.

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Cynnwys y Cwrs

ATs will be encouraged to adopt a collaborative pedagogy, enabling learners to learn mathematics interactively and dialogically as well as understanding the centrality of direct instruction. They will study how teaching strategies are influenced by major learning theories; for example, ATs understanding of Piaget’s schema theory will inform task-design promoting long term understanding rather than rote learning. In addition, the importance of context will be discussed, enabling ATs to understand the concept of numeracy and cross curricular links with other secondary subjects. Current developments in mathematics teaching and learning (e.g. mastery) will be critically analysed, thus ensuring practice is contemporary and relevant.

Gofynion Mynediad

  • At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language), Welsh Literature. Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved. 
  • GCSE grade B equivalency tests in English and mathematics are available to applicants for admission to the teacher education courses for the next academic session at Bangor University. Applicants wishing to undertake the equivalency test must already have a grade C at GCSE standard.
  • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh Language.
  • IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5).

Sut i Ymgeisio

To teach, you need Initial Teacher Education (ITE) based at a university, school or college in the UK. Candidates should note that the application process for the PGCE programmes differs from Bangor University’s standard postgraduate application procedure.

Applications for PGCE programmes are made online through UCAS Teacher Training (UCAS TT).

Gyrfaeoedd a Chyflogadwyedd

PGCE Secondary with QTS is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable* further afield for entry into the teaching profession. It fully prepares you for the demands of teaching in Wales and beyond.

*Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body.

The CaBan programmes prepare you for a wide range of roles within education and develops essential leadership skills. There is a growing body of evidence that school leadership has an impact on student outcomes second only to the influence of teachers in the classroom. Within the CaBan partnership we have international expertise and experience of the latest leadership theory and research. This expertise impacts on both the content of this programme and the significant developments across the region and at national level with respect to developing strong and effective leadership teams in our schools.

The programme also offers short placements in Secondary and Special Schools, short/full placements in Outdoor Centres and other education related settings to ensure you have enhanced experience specific to your individual interests.

Ymchwil / Dolenni Diwydiannol

The programme is co-constructed, delivered and assessed with a network of excellent partnership schools across the region.

Ariannu

Teacher Training Incentives

Graduates with certain degrees may be eligible for incentives of up to £20,000 if they want to train to be a teacher in Wales.

Priority subjects are:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Welsh
  • Computer science
  • Modern foreign languages

Full details here.

Also see:

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance England

Bursaries in Wales

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PGCE Secondary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)

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