Letters Extra : PGCE courses and teaching maths
PGCE courses are already available as either 1-16 or 11-18, but there are also 7-14 courses that usually require an A-level in mathematics and a degree in any subject. Student teachers who pursue this last route successfully are able to choose to work in either primary or secondary schools and, although their initial training is limited to key stages 2 and 3, they should have demonstrated competence in mathematics in key stage 4. Students who have experienced no difficulties in securing in secondary schools teaching posts that have entailed working with key stages 3 and 4.
Senior lecturer in postgraduate initial teacher education
Canterbury Christ Church University College