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Year of Entry 2019/20
PGCE

Secondary Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status

Focus on becoming a qualified secondary school and post-16 educator through practical teaching experience and academic study.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? GX11
When do I start? August

Course summary

  • Develop the skills to teach National Curriculum mathematics at Key Stages 3 and 4 and at higher level Key Stage 4 and post-16.
  • Gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) alongside Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Use a range of methods and approaches in order to develop your teaching on school-based work experience placements.
  • Enhance your PGCE study on our Mathematics SKE course.

Enhance your knowledge of mathematics-specific pedagogy and skills through university sessions and school-based work. As a national priority subject, you'll be well placed to start a career as a maths teacher upon graduation, and you may be eligible to receive a bursary to train.

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Watch student Michelle Brown talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

You are introduced to mathematics-specific skills through university sessions and school-based work. You're expected to consolidate your development, both in university and in schools, by researching appropriate material and accessing wider resources.

You learn through

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • group work
  • directed tasks
  • school-based experiences
  • independent study
  • discussions
  • group work
  • practical work
  • written assessments

School Direct

Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation. When applying through School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the intention that you will be employed by them if you successfully complete the course.

For more information visit our School Direct page .

Course leaders and tutors

Sue Slater
Sue Slater
Senior Lecturer

I joined Sheffield Hallam University in September 2011 as part time senior lecturer in mathematics education.

Applied learning

Work placements

Currently the requirement is for trainees to gain at least 120 days of school-based experience in two different school settings. On school-based training you use a range of methods and approaches in order to develop your skills, including observation, collaborative planning and actual practice in the classroom, including team and solo-teaching. We moderate progress against the Teachers' Standards with school visits.


Future careers

Upon graduation most students go directly into employment as qualified teachers. However a number of key transferable skills are developed throughout the course, allowing for alternative progression or career routes, such as

  • research via masters-level study and PhD
  • local authority/voluntary sector work or research
  • non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
  • enrichment work with young people
  • more general graduate careers including retail management and the civil service
Course news

Our annual pop maths event brings together local schools to learn, compete and put their skills to the test.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent*. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English..We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.

You must hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of mathematics study.

A good application includes

• subject content - you may be advised about opportunities to develop your subject knowledge before starting the course, if this is considered appropriate

• mature reflection on your own education and recent school experience.

You must also

• successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership

• complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms

You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in maths-related or other educational activities.

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.

We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are

• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Developing And Reflecting On Professional Practice Credits: 30
Module: Developing And Reflecting On Subject Knowledge And Pedagogy In Secondary Mathematics Credits: 30
Module: School Based Training 1 Credits: -
Module: School Based Training 2 Credits: -

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £9,250 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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Scholarships and bursaries

If you are starting a PGCE in secondary education you may be entitled to financial support.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

To apply for this course visit GOV.UK Postgraduate Teacher Training

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