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.
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 expertise in mathematics education available within UCL Institute of 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 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 alliance schools. Assessment is by the observation of practical teaching, written academic assignments and a portfolio of key assessments (which is closely linked to the Teachers' Standards).
Course contact details
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