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
School Direct (Tuition Fee) is a route into teaching at both primary and secondary levels. Trainees join other student teachers on the established Mathematics PGCE programme at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), whilst undertaking their teaching experience at their host school or alliance.
Well-qualified mathematics teachers are in high demand in London, the UK and across the world. The Maths 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.
In partnership with London schools, we support all routes into mathematics teaching, allowing students to benefit from a team of tutors with a wide range of expertise. Students will also be able to develop strong peer networks to share ideas, resources and advice.
Tutors are skilled classroom practitioners with extensive experience of teaching and leadership in secondary schools, and are all active researchers working with schools and government on policy development in the UK and overseas.
Our joint conference in June brings together nearly 200 Mathematics PGCE students from across all routes to work together with tutors and visiting experts to wrestle with policy issues in mathematics education.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification and course duration
The Mathematics PGCE is delivered via keynote lectures, subject lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and directed study days at the IOE, as well as time spent in placement schools or colleges. Assessment is by the observation of practical teaching, assignments and a portfolio (which links with continuing professional development in the induction year).
Course contact details
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