Taught course

Secondary Mathematics

London Metropolitan University · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have studied mathematics as part of their degree studies achieving a 2.2 or above. If you do not have the requisite subject background, you may be asked to follow a six-month paid Mathematics Enhancement Course (MEC) before taking up a place on the course. On successful completion of the Mathematics Enhancement Course you will move onto the PGCE. In addition, applicants need GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. It is possible to take a test set by the institution if you have a GCSE Grade D or equivalent. Applicants should bring to the course an enthusiasm for mathematics. They should have a desire to engage students and improve standards in Mathematics. They should be interested in working in urban schools with a commitment to diversity and inclusion and should visit a school to observe teaching in the subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Focusing on teaching in a multilingual urban context, this interactive, intensive PGCE will prepare you for teaching at Key Stage 3 and 4 (11-16 year olds) and post-16 teaching, as well as gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The Mathematics PGCE is a one-year, full-time course focusing on teaching in a multilingual urban context. The course is designed to produce competent, professional teachers of mathematics with an emphasis on the needs of pupils from 11-16 years.
The course runs in collaboration with one-year PGCE courses in a range of subjects, providing opportunities for developing the wider role of the teacher via cross subject discussions and school-based tasks. Topics include class management, pupil learning, education policy and practices, multilingualism, special needs, the role of the form tutor, and creativity in teaching and learning.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
020 7133 4202