Course information

UCAS Teacher Training code

2M3G

Length

1 year full-time

Course overview

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.

School Direct

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.

Download the programme specification, for the 2019-20 intake. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

How to apply

You apply for this PGCE through the UCAS Teacher Training website. Our institution code is G56 GOLD.

Please take a look at the information on applying, including the specific qualifications or experience you need for this course.

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
• Core 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.

Fees, funding & scholarships

Annual tuition fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year.

  • Home/EU - full-time: £9250
  • International - full-time: £16700

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).

Additional costs

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.

Funding opportunities

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.