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Eligible to apply for PGCE mathematics watch

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    Hi everyone ,

    I have a business degree with a 2:2 classification from the London school of economics. I did an IGCSE in maths and an A level in math and got an A grade for both . I obtained these qualifications from an international school in riyadh. I have work experience in teaching primary school but not in secondary school. I'm interested in doing a PGCE secondary mathematics. I understand that my degree doesn't have 50 percent math content which is a requirement and that I would probably have to do a subject knowledge enhancement course. With these conditions, in your opinion do u think I would be eligible for PGCE math. And how would I apply for the SKE course, is there a separate application or would I need to apply for the PGCE math first ?

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    Maria
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    Hi everyone ,

    I have a business degree with a 2:2 classification from the London school of economics. I did an IGCSE in maths and an A level in math and got an A grade for both . I obtained these qualifications from an international school in riyadh. I have work experience in teaching primary school but not in secondary school. I'm interested in doing a PGCE secondary mathematics. I understand that my degree doesn't have 50 percent math content which is a requirement and that I would probably have to do a subject knowledge enhancement course. With these conditions, in your opinion do u think I would be eligible for PGCE math. And how would I apply for the SKE course, is there a separate application or would I need to apply for the PGCE math first ?

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    Maria
    First things first: Maths not Math.

    You should apply for the PGCE. You are correct in assuming that you are likely to be asked to do a SKE. The provider will make that decision though.
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    ^^ This

    Get some secondary experience too though - even just a couple of weeks will do it. You need to be able to show in your application that you understand the demands of secondary teaching (it's just totally different to primary! No better/worse/easier/harder - just different ).
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    Thank u both for replying . Also I have an IGCSE in English as a second language would that suffice or would I have to take a GCSE in English?

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    You will probably need a qualification in First Language English, but the IGCSE in particular is easy enough to achieve. Just find a school that will let you enter as an independent candidate for papers 2 and 3 (reading and writing) of the Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (subject code 0500). No coursework needed.
 
 
 
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