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Mathematics (PGCE)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
9 September 2024

About this course

Do you enjoy maths and have a passion to help young people enjoy it too? Our PGCE Mathematics course prepares you to teach young people aged 11 to 16 across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. At the University of Southampton, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge to teach mathematics with confidence.

Learn how different methods for teaching secondary school maths create a fun and inspired learning environment for mathematics. You'll train in two secondary schools across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset to build on your practical experience and grow your professional network. 

By studying PGCE Mathematics you'll:

  • critically assess different teaching styles and resources to develop your own methodology and set of teaching skills 
  • train to work within a range of different schools 
  • consider different ways of learning mathematics and how this impacts teaching 
  • understand how to overcome current challenges in mathematics education 

You’ll teach mathematics within the National Curriculum framework and Secondary Curriculum. Your tutors and mentors will help your personal and professional development as you'll get the support you need throughout your learning.  

Qualified Teacher Status is awarded for the 11 to 16 age range, the majority of schools in our partnership serve cohorts to match this age group. Trainees are also appointed to posts in the 11 to 18 sector for their NQT year and you may also get the opportunity to teach older students.

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Looking for more information? Send your question to one of our PGCE tutors.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Rosalyn Hyde. She is a Principal Teaching Fellow in secondary mathematics and has particular interests in initial teacher education and mathematics-specific pedagogy, as well as the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. Ros has considerable experience in writing and training mathematics teachers. She co-edited Mentoring Mathematics Teachers: Supporting and inspiring pre-service and newly qualified teachers, published by Routledge.

She currently works in partnership with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and recently completed a PhD study in the field of employment-led initial teacher education.


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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