Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

PGCE (Secondary) Mathematics

12 months
17890 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Secondary schools need good Maths teachers. This exciting and demanding PGCE (Secondary) Mathematics programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, will prepare you to become an effective and high-quality Maths teacher, with a particular focus on the unique demands of working in a multi-ethnic London comprehensive school.


Why study PGCE (Secondary) Mathematics at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • Get to know the different parts of the Mathematics curriculum, and possible teaching approaches. You will also review your maths experience, and identify any gaps.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to explore the use of Information Technology in teaching Mathematics, and explore different approaches to assessing pupils.
  • Develop your skills in planning, teaching, and managing whole classes, and taking responsibility for them over a sustained period of time. This includes aspects of assessing, recording and reporting on pupils’ attainment, and catering for a range of achievement levels.
  • You’ll learn about ‘whole-school’ issues, and about contributing to a school’s pastoral life – this will include a project on a whole-school or cross-curricular theme.
  • Mathematics sessions at Goldsmiths will focus on broadening your knowledge of resources for teaching, longer term planning, and the post-16 curriculum.

Programme Structure

  • In the Autumn Term the emphasis is on getting to know the different parts of the school Mathematics curriculum and possible teaching approaches. You review your maths experience, identify any gaps and begin to do something about them.
  • We look at the possibilities of using Information Technology in teaching Mathematics, and explore different approaches to assessing pupils.
  • An important feature of the term is developing your skills in posing questions, and this is followed through in the first assignment, which is built round pupils working investigatively.
  • Early in the first term you are based mainly in College, but with at least one day a week in school. After half term you spend most of your time in school, with one day a week back in College.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • There's no closing date for primary or secondary applications, but we advise you to apply early to avoid disappointment.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll need:

  • to meet our fitness to train requirements
  • a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics. Please note, we can only accept some UK and international GCSE equivalent qualifications. A complete list of accepted UK GCSE equivalencies can be found here: link. If you have a non-UK qualification that you believe is GCSE equivalent, you must check this with the Admissions team.
  • an undergraduate honours degree, at 2:2 or above from a university in the United Kingdom or an international equivalent in a Mathematics related subject such as Mathematics or Statistics. Your degree should contain at least 50% Mathematics content, for example some Physics or Engineering degrees would be suitable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17890 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17890 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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