Numeracy Test Support


For Primary and Secondary PGCE and School Direct applicants.

Mental arithmetic and solving problems

From 16:30 – 18:30 on Fridays

- 01/12/17
- 12/01/18
- 23/02/18
- 23/03/18
- 18/05/18
- 20/07/18

Interpreting and using data

From 10:00 – 12:00 on Saturdays

- 02/12/17
- 13/01/18
- 24/02/18
- 24/03/18
- 19/05/18
- 21/07/18

Who is the course for?

Applicants starting ITE training courses need to pass the professional skills tests before starting their course. These sessions are open to those applying to a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or School Direct programme. To find out more about the numeracy test and find specification and practice materials, please visit LearnDirect.

What are the sessions about?

Participants will work with an experienced tutor to become familiar with both the content and structure of the numeracy test. The sessions are designed to enable participants to focus on aspects of the test they are unsure of and also provide a comprehensive introduction to some of the mathematical content. We find that participants who have already looked at the practice materials (visit the link above) gain the most from these sessions.

The test comprises of three sections; mental arithmetic, interpreting and using written data and solving arithmetic problems and the session directly relates to these topics. Participants can choose to attend just one or come to both sessions.


To make a booking, please email your full name, email, phone number and choice of dates to teacherscentre (

Sessions are free to PGCE and School Direct applicants who have firmly accepted a conditional offer from Goldsmiths.

For all other applicants, each session costs £50 and payments need to be made by card in advance by calling our Cash Office on 020 7919 7930.


Goldsmiths, University of London, Educational Studies, New Cross, London SE14 6NW


Laurence Connor | CPD Administrator | 020 7919 7326 | teacherscentre (

Equivalency tests and SKE courses

If you have been offered a place at Goldsmiths and are looking for information on Maths and English equivalency tests please contact Daniel Snow: d.snow (

For Maths refresher course, please visit our maths refresher course webpage

We do not currently offer SKE  courses but you can find more information about SKE courses on the Train to Teach website: Subject Knowledge Enhancement course