Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in Mathematics, or mathematical content of 50% or more.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Well-qualified mathematics teachers are in high demand in London, the UK and across the world. The Mathematics PGCE programme at the IOE is rigorously informed by research, including developments internationally. Students learn how to make mathematics meaningful, interesting and fun and how to analyse their own and their pupils’ development.

We maintain a strong focus throughout the programme on the teaching and learning of mathematics. Through the careful planning and evaluation of lessons, student teachers are supported in developing their own classroom practice and becoming research-informed reflective practitioners.

The PGCE Mathematics tutors are skilled classroom practitioners, with extensive experience of teaching and leadership in secondary schools. They are also currently engaged in research in mathematics education. The programme draws regularly on the wider range of exertise in mathematics education available within UCL Institute of Education.

The school-based experience provides an opportunity to try out new ideas and develop succesful classroom practice, supported by experienced mentors in schools. Student teachers benefit from the mutual support provided by others in the cohort with whom they are able to share experiences and ideas through regular group discussion.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Assessment

The PGCE Mathematics programme is taught via keynote lectures, subject studies seminars, workshops, tutorials and directed study days at the UCL Institute of Education and through two placements at partnership schools. Assessment is by the observation of practical teaching, written academic assignments and a portfolio of key assessments (which is closely linked the the Teachers Standards).

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3370 1214