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Primary - Education (general with Mathematices) PGCE

Primary - Education (general with Mathematices) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Mathematics Teaching Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is for students who have a strength in mathematics and wish to teach in primary schools, focusing solely or mainly on mathematics. This programme has been devised in response to government policy to train specialist primary mathematics teachers to address identified needs in primary mathematics teaching. The programme focuses on developing you as a confident mathematics teacher, able to teach higher attaining older children as well as teaching to the range of attainment found in primary schools. As a specialist mathematics teacher you will also be someone able to advise and enthuse colleagues so as to raise attainment throughout the school.

The course provides both an academic qualification at Masters-level (PGCE) and a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will gain from the expertise and enthusiasm of our school mentors and university subject tutors in small, subject-based teaching groups at Roehampton, tailored to your experience and expertise. A combination of extensive school partnerships, strong pastoral support and a close-knit student community means that you will receive an excellent experience. 96% of our students had gained teaching employment within six months of graduating. Careers in teaching plus a number of our graduates go on to management and leadership roles within schools and other education settings, charity roles, policy advice, national assessment and curriculum development.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The School Experience (SE) One module is designed to provide trainees with the opportunity to develop and practice skills and strategies which promote children's learning and to confirm their suitability to become a primary school teacher, leading towards the attainment of the Teachers? Standards 2012. In undertaking the placement trainees are expected to draw upon all the other modules in the programme and engage in analysis and evaluation within the framework provided by the PGCE Primary Profile of Professional Development. The focus of this placement is to act as an introduction to effective teaching and learning strategies and to provide an opportunity to observe children as learners, developing an understanding of how a range of factors impact on the learning and well-being of individuals.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students will be required to have had experience with children in school, and will normally have at least an A level in mathematics (Grade B would attract a bursary) and preferably a degree in pure mathematics or in a subject that has substantial quantitative content in the degree. However, exceptionally we would consider for interview individuals with less traditional backgrounds but who exhibit other indicators of high quality mathematics and suitability for classroom practice. Students will need to be able to provide certificated evidence of an undergraduate honours degree or an approved equivalent qualification, preferably 2:2 or above and awarded in the UK. It is a requirement that all those training to teach must have achieved a grade C or above in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject (or approved equivalents).

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more

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