Rob Hosker

PGCE Secondary Mathematics (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

The course, in short, has given me the opportunity to teach my subject for a living. I’ve now secured my first post at an excellent local school, thanks in no small part to the excellent support Edge Hill provided.

“After spending the last 16 years working in the music industry, I wanted a complete change in career and decided to become a teacher.

A couple of places offered the PGCE Secondary Mathematics route into teaching that I was interested in but, after talking to some friends who work in education, the overwhelming advice was that I should choose Edge Hill University.

My feelings were that schools placed a high value on trainees who had studied there and as well as this the PGCE route is one that some of my friends had taken and I liked and felt comfortable with the timetable.

My two professional practices so far have been real contrasts, first a grammar school and the second a comprehensive where I had a really full timetable to cover. This, however, gave me the opportunity to experience some areas not available in my first professional practice, such as working with Special Educational Needs pupils and teaching assistants.

The course, in short, has given me the opportunity to teach my subject for a living. I’ve now secured my first post at an excellent local school, thanks in no small part to the excellent support Edge Hill provided.

Time really has flown by from when I began the course, but when I think about how much I’ve learnt it really does strike me how far I’ve come.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for PGCE Secondary Mathematics (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.