Taught course

Primary Mathematics (Sunject Specialist)

Institution
University of Greenwich · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCEPCEQTS

Entry requirements

Applicants must have: A good honours degree, (2.2 or above). The degree should be in mathematics or a related subject OR you should have A-level mathematics and/or substantial work experience in this area PLUS grade C or above at GCSE in English language, mathematics and science prior to application AND clear written and spoken English.

In addition, applicants should: Attend an interview; Provide recent evidence of ten days working with/observing children in a primary school classroom; Must have passed pre-entry skills tests in numeracy and literacy before beginning the programme (for more information visit www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk); and undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

Months of entry

September

Course content


Do you have a passion for engaging children, helping overcome their barriers and elevating their enthusiasm towards mathematics?

Our PGCE (postgraduate and professional routes) will enable you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to teach in primary schools - particularly those in the urban inner-city. Here you will engage in core practice and learn the professional values of teaching.

The quality of teacher training in Primary education was rated as "Outstanding" in the Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. Ofsted found that "Excellent use is made of specialist expertise within the partnership, to ensure that trainees are very well prepared to start their teaching careers."

Employability

Schools are keen to employ teachers at primary level with a deep understanding of mathematics. As a subject specialist, you may well strive to become a mathematics subject leader or primary specialist as your career progresses. This focus on additional study in mathematics will give you a competitive edge in terms of employment opportunities and open up possibilities for career development.

On our PGCE, you will cover all primary subjects with a focus on maths as a specialist route. Our programme will provide you with an understanding of the National Curriculum in all primary subjects and the essential learning needs of children.

Additional mathematics will focus on deepening your understanding at a primary level, not accelerating into higher mathematics. During your time with us, you will develop your professional values and practice so you can meet the broad demands of teaching.

School-based training

Our programme is run in partnership with schools. You will spend a minimum of 24 weeks in a primary school, as well as further opportunities in a range of educational contexts. In school, you will be trained to teach all subjects, with additional opportunities to focus further on primary mathematics to enhance your mathematical understanding.

Student support

Studies also take place on the university campus and cover all elements of the National Curriculum.

Our workshops are interactive and encourage you to work collaboratively. These include practical tasks and exploring theoretical perspectives. Opportunities are also provided for you to take an enhancement course in an area of personal interest or expertise, e.g. Special Educational Needs.

Our expert staff are trained primary teachers and are active researchers.

During the programme, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support your studies. Your tutor will be on hand to offer both personal career and academic guidance. Individual support and designated workshops are tailored to meet the needs of each of our individual students in order to ensure high quality outcomes.

Ranking

Our primary students are the second most satisfied students in London and also voted us the second best provider in London (NSS 2016).

What you'll study

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

PCE

full time
12 months

QTS

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
courseinfo@gre.ac.uk
Phone
020 8331 9000