This PGCE Secondary Mathematics course trains you to become a mathematics teacher for 11 to 16-year-olds. Accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), the course offers you a continuity of support throughout both your theoretical learning at London Met and hands-on practical experience in placement schools. Trainees on our PGCE Secondary courses attain high results, with 95% achieving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course and 96% going on to obtain employment, often with their placement schools. Department of Education (DfE) bursaries are available for this course and the University also offers a well-established Subject Knowledge Enhancement in Mathematics if needed. In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
The NCTL-accredited PGCE Secondary Mathematics course focuses on teaching mathematics to 11 to 16-year-olds and leads to Qualified Teacher Status for Key Stages 3 and 4. It also provides opportunities to work in A level environments.
You’ll be introduced to current debates in mathematics and a range of interactive teaching styles including computer presentations and group work. Should you need help boosting your own mathematics knowledge, we run a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course to help your training.
The course will deepen your understanding of teaching in multicultural urban environments. Through your studies at London Met and teaching on school placements, you’ll explore the links between how these children learn and the ways you can improve their mathematics skills.
We place great emphasis on sharing feedback with your peers and colleagues. You’ll complete a weekly reflection and contribute to discussions online in order to further develop your understanding of the role of a secondary teacher.
As Ofsted notes, the high quality of our training has enabled attendees to secure work as teachers across London:
"Headteachers comment favourably on the trainees’ high standards of personal and professional conduct and on their willingness to follow school policies and procedures [while] trainees speak very positively about the quality of training, particularly the links between theory and practice."
To help you in your application, Department of Education (DfE) bursaries are available for this course and vary according to the standard of your first degree.
Your assessment will consist of four elements:
There are no examinations.
This PGCE course is accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).
You will be required to have:
We do make conditional offers (with strict deadlines) so it is important that you include all pending qualifications in your UCAS application.
The University will assess any overseas qualifications for equivalence using a number of resources including our own internal guidelines, the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and the Bursary Tables publicly available from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Before you can be permitted to enrol to this course:
Prior to the interview for this course, London Met recommends:
Some offers may recommend further school experience if required.
Due to statutory requirements, we are not able to offer sponsorship under the Tier 4 visa route for this course. We will be happy to consider those falling into this category for an alternative suitable course on request. EU nationals may be considered for admission, as well as overseas nationals who already hold an alternative visa in a suitable category or have been granted permission to remain in the UK indefinitely, but please note that an additional international enhanced police check will be required.
Modules for this course are to be confirmed. Please check back at a later date or call our course enquiries team on +44 (0)20 7133 4200 for details.
“Choosing to complete my teacher training at London Met was the best career decision I ever made. Studying in the heart of London while being surrounded by a diverse body of staff and students was exactly the preparation I needed for teaching at inner-London secondary schools. London Met’s commitment to tackling the challenging issues surrounding modern urban education was, I believe, a key factor in my rapid progression to the position of head of department after just four years of teaching.
Having gained a unique insight into the value of teacher education throughout my undergraduate studies, I then embarked on a master’s in Education, again with London Met. After successfully completing this, I am now in my eighth year in the profession and currently considering application for a Doctorate in Education.”
Rosie Walsh, former PGCE Secondary Mathematics student
Funding is available for many postgraduate courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Depending on your teaching subject and degree classification, you may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship of up to £30,000 through the teacher training bursary.
This is a PGCE School Direct course.
The School Direct school placements work around the training calendar for the student teacher with the PGCE offered at the university. This means we can only offer places in Early Years / Primary and in Secondary teaching Maths, Modern Languages and Science with a specialism in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
You will attend the training workshops at the university with other regular PGCE students and carry out placements of 120 days in a school or consortium of schools with a School Direct allocation. This time could be divided between two schools with some flexibility.
London Met has School Direct partnership with nearly 100 schools. This large body of schools have joined with us to build a cross-capital alliance, providing diverse contexts in which to train the new generation of London teachers.
Most of our trainees follow a programme modelled on the traditional PGCE, with time spent under tutor supervision at London Metropolitan University and the school placement divided between two partner schools.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
All PGCE and PGCE School Direct applications must be made through UCAS Teacher Training (UTT). Use UTT's course search tool to find teacher training routes offered by London Met or our lead partner schools. Applications will continue to be considered while there are places still available.
If you are offered a place it might be that you are asked to resubmit your application with a different provider of London Metropolitan University Teacher Training. This allows us to maximise the chance to offer you a place within our core and lead school portfolio, regardless of which route you applied through.
You can apply with London Met or one of our lead schools using the following provider codes in the search fields:
Please note, depending on availability, you may be assigned to schools different to the one you entered the provider code for.
The UCAS application schedule provides guidance on when to apply.
Places are limited by the NCTL and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We also operate waiting lists on these courses.
To find out more, see our information on the process of applying for teacher training courses.
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