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Are you interested in becoming a maths teacher? This course can offer you the opportunity to teach maths within a primary, Key Stage 23 or early secondary setting. The PGCE 7-14 age range Mathematics course uses the mathematical knowledge gained on your first degree and broadens it so that you feel confident to teach the subject within the National Curriculum. Newman has a good reputation for teacher training and the Mathematics subject area received good reports from OFSTED in its last inspection. Mathematics is a shortage area in many primary and secondary schools, therefore qualified teachers with Mathematics expertise are highly sought after by head teachers. If you intend to concentrate on secondary school teaching, you will develop a good understanding of techniques used in schools and how they can be used to help children grasp more complex ideas. If you wish to work in primary schools, you will have an awareness of how mathematical ideas will develop for children. It is expected that there will be good opportunities for career progression for graduates of this course. Teaching sessions in Newman comprise an exploration of how mathematical topics develop from age 5-16 with necessary emphasis on the 7-14 age range. Sessions involve exploring topics and how ideas develop over time and there is always an opportunity to explore mathematical ideas and discuss how you might teach them. In order to assess children?s progress you will explore potential errors and misconceptions and how they might be observed and remedied. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own learning of Mathematics, on how and why the ?rules? work, enabling you to plan for and deliver innovative and inspirational mathematics lessons and deliver the National Curriculum in the 7-11 age phase. Extensive use is made of ICT to illustrate and model mathematical ideas. You will be encouraged to develop the necessary skills to use ICT - particularly interactive whiteboards ? within your own classroom. It is essential to enthuse children about Mathematics at the crucial 7-14 age range to enable them to be successful learners and know how to employ relevant techniques. School Experience During the course you will encourage children to enjoy number work and highlight how it can be used, for example in computer games, puzzles and playing with shapes. You will also assist children to see the relevance of mathematical skills to their daily lives as well as developing an appreciation of complex mathematics and mathematical enquiry. You will spend three blocks of time in schools ? the first in a secondary setting, the second in a primary setting and the third in the phase of your choice. The aim of these blocks is to develop your teaching skills. You will do this by observing practising teachers, working with colleagues and mentors and planning and teaching yourself (with guidance and support as appropriate). Teaching Methods and Assessment Teaching comprises a mixture of lectures, seminars and individual tutorials. The assessment procedure is in two parts: Academic ? written assignments for Mathematics and other subjects Teaching ? three teaching blocks during which you will need to demonstrate competence in the classroom. ?The evidence from observing and talking to students in both Key Stages and from reading their assignments suggests that students are well equipped and prepared for the work.? External Examiner Apply via: http:www.gttr.ac.uk. All entrants must hold a good Honours degree (normally 2:2 or above, or a recognised equivalent qualification) of which Mathematics or a Mathematics related subject forms a significant part. All applicants must have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above prior to interview. Recent experience in a British state school in a relevant age phase is required prior to interview. Fitness to Teach confirmation, CRB clearance and GTC Suitability Declaration are required at least one mon

Are you interested in becoming a maths teacher? This course can offer you the opportunity to teach maths within a primary, Key Stage 23 or early secondary setting. The PGCE 7-14 age range Mathematics course uses the mathematical knowledge gained on your first degree and broadens it so that you feel confident to teach the subject within the National Curriculum. Newman has a good reputation for...

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