We work in close partnership with schools in designing, delivering and assessing our programme. You have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research and are encouraged to take a critical view of policies and practice.
- The programme at King's is challenging and students are encouraged to take a critical view of policies and practice.
- It is a sociable course where you will be expected to work with others, discussing issues and problems about teaching.
- You have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research in their subject and about teaching.
- There is a chronic shortage of mathematics teachers which dates back at least 20 years. Currently there are many jobs available and excellent career prospects for good mathematics teachers.
Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/pgce-mathematics.aspx
- Description -
Our programme at King's is run by a team of well-qualified tutors who have substantial experience of teaching in school and in training teachers, both in-service and initial training, and who are also engaged in current research activity of international quality. There will be the opportunity to find out about the research projects which have been completed at King's and also those which are currently being undertaken. There are good partnerships with schools in Greater London and an external quality assessment has given very high ratings to the course. There is a continued contact with previous students, many of whom are employed in partnership schools.
University based: You will work with other trainees and tutors in your subject area to consider the principles and practice of teaching your subject including curriculum design, the development of materials, classroom management and lesson planning. You will also work with trainees from other subjects in a programme of lectures and seminar groups to examine broad generic issues. During both secondary school placements there are occasional days in college for tutorials to support and monitor progress towards the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There are cross-curricular research tasks and assignments.
School based: For 24 of the 36 weeks the training takes place in schools, mainly in two complementary secondary schools but with two short primary school experiences. This introduces you to recognising key constituents of good teaching, helps develop your own teaching skills and gain an understanding of how schools work and how children learn.
- Course purpose -
For those wishing to train as teachers of pupils aged 11-18 in mathematics, our programme will lead to the DfE Standards for QTS which are assessed through teaching practice observation, portfolios and written assignments.
- Course format and assessment -
The 45-credit honours-level module will be assessed by a combination of a written portfolio (equivalent to 8,000 words) and assessment of your teaching practice against the teaching standards as set out by the government’s Department for Education. Progress in meeting the teaching standards will be monitored through three progress reports that will be completed by staff at the placement school.
The 30-credit master’s-level modules will each be assessed by an 8,000-word written assignment.
The 15-credit honours-level module will be assessed by a 4,000-word written assignment.
The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education; many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx
To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London
is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.
Scholarships & Funding:
All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources
Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:
If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc