Taught course

Primary with Mathematics

University of East London · Cass School of Education and Communities

Entry requirements

ability to read and communicate clearly and accurately in English; possess the appropriate qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher; have the intellectual and academic capabilities needed to meet the Teachers' Standards; have a degree in mathematics or another subject with significant mathematical content Grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, science and mathematics; 2.2 or above honours degree, from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification; minimum of five days work experience (voluntary or paid) with pupils in a mainstream primary school.

Months of entry


Course content

The Primary PGCE with Mathematics is designed to support trainees in developing the skills, values, knowledge and understanding required to meet the Teachers? Standards. The programme will do this in the context of east London schools where it is paramount that teachers have the ability to support learning in a multicultural, multilingual urban environment. The Primary PGCE with Mathematics aims to equip trainees with additional expertise in supporting learning and teaching in mathematics and with the confidence and competence to take on a leadership role in mathematics in the future.

The Primary PGCE with Mathematics is a partnership programme, written and developed in collaboration with schools. Colleagues from school are also closely involved in the selection of trainees, participating in the observation and interview of candidates alongside university-based staff. Much of your time will be spent in schools, observing learning and teaching, exploring the interface between theory and practice and working with pupils in a range of classroom settings. You will be an active participant in a diverse community of students. Inclusion, personalisation, and pupil voice are some of the key themes and values underpinning the programme. You will engage with research at Masters level.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Full programme fees: £9000 for UK / EU students

Home and EU ITT students may also be eligible for a bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

The bursary level and award is dependent on the subject in which a trainee wishes to teach and the outcome of their most relevant qualification, not the subject of their academic qualification.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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