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PGCE PERSONAL STATEMENT SECONDARY MATHEMATICS

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by jsehra, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Hi
    I am in the process of writing my personal statement for my pgce in secondary Mathematics. Was wondering if anybody could give me some helpful tips or example statements. I have recently observed a primary and secondary schools, apart form that I have had no other experience.

    Thanks
    Jas

     
  2. Hi
    I am in the process of writing my personal statement for my pgce in secondary Mathematics. Was wondering if anybody could give me some helpful tips or example statements. I have recently observed a primary and secondary schools, apart form that I have had no other experience.

    Thanks
    Jas

     
  3. The standard Q you want to answer in your statement are why you want to teach, why that subject and why you want to teach kids/age range chosen. Then a bit about what you have observed - just select a few points that you have something useful to say about if they ask in interview - ie a lesson that did not go to plan but was a success nonetheless because of ..., and finally what else you can bring to teaching - think about your experiences so far and the skills you have gained that are relevant to teaching.
    And remember there is a tight word limit so be concise as you will only have to cut huge chunks out of it anyway.
     
  4. I sopke mostly of my understanding of what teaching was, why I wanted to be a teacher, and why maths. Then I spoke of why maths was so important not just as a subject but across the curriclum and sopke of it specific links to D&T and science. I then mentioned how I understood that teaching was not a 9-5 and the pastoral needs of kids and how I felt my personality would fit into the role.
    I have a lot of family who are teachers so I mentioned the hrs and amount of work with reference to them.... first question in my interview... ' you partners a teacher, and your mother? and they havent managed to put you off?'
     
  5. Thanks for your advice, i seem to have drafted most of it, just going to add a few more bits. I have various family member who teachers too, and it has not put me off as i feel every profession has challenging elements.
    Have you recently completed your pgce?

     

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