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Secondary Education Mathematics, PGCE

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Mathematics Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools Secondary Schools (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The PGCE in secondary-level mathematics prepares you to become a professional, creative and reflective teacher. The course includes two school placements, university-based workshops, plus extensive support in the form of online materials. During your training, you will investigate how to address common errors and misconceptions through pedagogy. You will also improve your core subject knowledge of maths and explore how your skills relate to maths teaching. Our lecturers will help you widen your individual skills, expertise and background knowledge in mathematics education. We'll build on your natural flair, so you successfully engage with young students. Past trainees have contributed to a national project run by the Personal Finance Education Group (now Young Enterprise) to provide financial education as part of the curriculum.

Placements are a core element of teacher training which enable our trainees to put theory into practice in a supportive environment. We are extremely lucky to work with a wide range of partners across London, Essex and Kent to support our trainees. We work closely with trainees when deciding on placements to ensure that trainees get the best training possible whilst on our programmes. Our strong partnerships ensure our trainees are well supported and have outstanding experiences whilst training with us.


This module aims to enable trainees to: extend professional knowledge, scholarship and understanding in relation to Maths education; critally examine and reflect on the place of Maths in the curriculum; become flexible and creative Mathematicians who are confident working in schools and other Maths education contexts; be proactive in developing the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge to be an effective teacher in the secondary school context; understand the ways that pupils learn and to develop the necessary pedagogical skills to bring about Mathematical learning; develop intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for their subject.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: An honours degree in a relevant subject at 2.2 or above; Plus GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent. (We accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A Star Equivalency Testing.) Candidates must also: Attend an interview. You will also be required to sit and pass a 30-minute Higher Tier GCSE Maths non-calculator paper at 70%+. Practice materials can be found at AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam board websites. Pass a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and...more