Numeracy Test Support


For Primary and Secondary PGCE and School Direct applicants.

Mental arithmetic and solving problems

From 16:30 – 18:30 on Fridays | Book Here

- 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 | Book Here

- 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

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.


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


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


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 ( 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