Taught course

PGCE Primary - General (with Mathematics)

University of Roehampton · Department of Education

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have had experience with children in school, and will normally have at least an A level in mathematics (Grade B would attract a bursary) and preferably a degree in pure mathematics or in a subject that has substantial quantitative content in the degree. However, exceptionally we would consider for interview individuals with less traditional backgrounds but who exhibit other indicators of high quality mathematics and suitability for classroom practice.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is for students who have a strength in mathematics and wish to teach in primary schools, focusing solely or mainly on mathematics.

This programme has been devised in response to government policy to train specialist primary mathematics teachers to address identified needs in primary mathematics teaching.

The programme focuses on developing you as a confident mathematics teacher, able to teach higher attaining older children as well as teaching to the range of attainment found in primary schools. As a specialist mathematics teacher you will also be someone able to advise and enthuse colleagues so as to raise attainment throughout the school. As Ofsted (2011) showed, this means ensuring effective mathematics teaching from the Foundation Stage and for all children, not just high attainers.

You will be someone who can demonstrate enthusiasm for the subject and potential to inspire children and colleagues. The aim is to raise the profile of mathematics and confidence and achievement of children.

You will need to demonstrate very good subject knowledge as well as having a strong interest in promoting positive attitudes to mathematics learning. In addition you will need to show you have a good understanding of primary education and a commitment to high expectations for all children.

The course provides both an academic qualification at Masters-level (PGCE) and a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will gain from the expertise and enthusiasm of our school mentors and university subject tutors in small, subject-based teaching groups at Roehampton, tailored to your experience and expertise.

A combination of extensive school partnerships, strong pastoral support and a close-knit student community means that you will receive an excellent experience.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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