Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education: Mathematics

University of Wolverhampton · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

A degree in mathematics or a highly relevant degree with a significant amount of mathematics Ability to demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in your own mathematical subject knowledge If you don't quite match the entry requirements above, a six-month subject enhancement programme is also available. See www.wlv.ac.uk/sed/mec for more details You should have recent experience of teaching and learning in secondary school or sixth form contexts either through paid employment in school/college or through voluntary work/ observation OR be in the process of arranging to gain this. GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics (level two numeracy or literacy are not equivalent).

Interview and Selection

Once your application has been forwarded to subject staff, your suitability is individually assessed. If you appear suitable, you will be offered an interview where you are required to sit a short subject specific interview/ examination. The main purpose of the interview is to: give you an insight into the nature of the course, the teaching profession and to assess your commitments to it explore your subject strengths and areas for development assess your ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English arrange a partnership school visit as necessary answer all of your questions

Months of entry


Course content

  • If you want to become a mathematics teacher then this course will prepare you to work in schools and challenge you to deliver high quality lessons for all pupils.
  • You will have to possess a passion for mathematics and be able to work with all ranges of ability. The aim of the mathematics course is to develop thoughtful teachers, who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school.
  • You must have the background and ability to contribute to the teaching of all mathematical topics at key stages 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum. We aim to provide the opportunity to be involved in post-16 teaching.

Information for international students

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Institute of Education
0800 953 3222