UCAS Teacher Training code
1 year full-time
Please note: This programme is closed for 2021 entry.
We will be making some changes to the way our programmes will be delivered in 2021-22 to ensure we continue to respond to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All programmes will be delivered in-person on campus with some specific sessions within each programme being delivered online in a pre-recorded format. Where necessary, changes will also be made to assessment formats.
All changes will be considered through the College's established processes to assure the quality of each programme. Approved changes to programmes will be published from 19 July.
If government guidelines change, it may mean we need to make further adjustments to teaching arrangements. If this is the case, you will be notified of any further changes.
This teacher training course offers an exciting opportunity to become a qualified teacher with a specialism in mathematics. You’ll benefit from professional and college-based support networks to gain all the confidence and key skills you need.
Why study PGCE (Primary with Mathematics) at Goldsmiths?
- As well as general teacher training, you’ll also receive specialist training in teaching Mathematics to a diverse range of students.
- You'll learn approaches to effective classroom practice, and be asked to reflect critically on your classroom performance. This will help you develop your confidence.
- You'll undertake a mathematics research project in a placement school, taking part in sessions that highlight the global aspect of maths, including the cultural, historical and literary aspects of the discipline.
- The programme is delivered in partnership with teachers in school. The majority of our partner schools are in London, and selected for their quality of provision. They offer an excellent introduction to teaching in socially mixed, multi-ethnic, urban classrooms. This experience is both exciting and challenging.
It is also possible to study this course via our School Direct programme. Please visit our School Direct page to see which schools offer this subject.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Department of Educational Studies.
What you’ll study
During the Autumn Term you’ll undertake a block placement in your appropriate age range, and then in Spring Term you’ll take part in an enrichment placement, which is a chance for you to gain additional experience in an area of interest. You won’t be assessed during this period, but the outcomes of what you have learned will be assessed.
The final experience will take place in a consecutive age range, and usually in the Summer Term. This stage will see you taking responsibility for the whole class in your final step before becoming a qualified teacher.
For 2020–21, we have made some changes to how the teaching and assessment of certain programmes are delivered. To check what changes affect this programme, please visit the Programme Changes page
How to apply
You apply for this PGCE through the UCAS Teacher Training website. Our institution code is G56 GOLD.
There's no closing date for primary or secondary applications, but we advise you to apply early to avoid disappointment.
Learning & teaching
A range of teaching methods are employed across the PGCE programmes, including:
• Taught subject sessions
• Taught General Professional Study sessions
• Practical workshops
• Compulsory lectures
• Group tutorials/seminars
• Individual tutorials
• Individual and group presentations
• Supported self-study
As with the other PGCE courses, you’ll be given the opportunity to work with children in a wide range of contexts. These might include focused interventions with individuals or groups, or larger scale events for the community.
- to meet our fitness to train requirements
- a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English, Mathematics, and a Science subject (either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or combined Science). 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. 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.
Fees, funding & scholarships
Annual tuition fees
These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2021/2022 academic year.
- Home - full-time: £9250
- International - full-time: £17370
Get into Teaching Funding
The Department for Education offers tax-free scholarships and bursaries to trainees on eligible PGCE programmes. Bursary amounts vary depending on your previous qualifications and the subject in which you're training to teach.
For more information about PGCE funding visit the Get into Teaching website.
Please note: These bursaries are not controlled by Goldsmiths and are subject to change.
If your fees are not listed here, please contact the Fees Office - fees (@gold.ac.uk).
In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.
There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments. Please check the programme specification for more information.
We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for prospective students, and our careers service can also offer advice on finding work during your studies. Find out more about funding your studies with us.