PGCE Primary - (with Mathematics)


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  • Gain additional mathematics credentials over and above your PGCE.
  • Enhance your career prospects with the potential to become Mathematics Lead teacher in your school.
  • 99% of Roehampton PGCE primary graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018 results).


This programme is for postgraduate students (School Direct Primary PGCE route or Core Primary PGCE route) who have a particular strength and enthusiasm for mathematics, who want to develop their mathematics teaching further, but also seek to qualify as a generalist primary teacher.

Students will complete all the modules that a PGCE student teacher would complete for the generalist programme, but you will also complete a supplementary module in mathematics. In order to take up this opportunity we ask for a minimum qualification of an A (or 7) grade at GCSE. 

NB: Please note this course requires a minimum number of students to be viable. If by the end of the recruitment cycle numbers are too low, those to whom we've offered a place will be moved onto the main primary PGCE.

In addition to your Primary PGCE programme, this extra mathematics module will develop your subject knowledge for teaching maths. We will consider how to scaffold lessons to support pupils as they begin to learn new concepts, alongside deepening and extending the learning so that pupils develop mastery of the mathematics. We will explore progression through concepts with a focus on structures, patterns and relationships. Our aim is that you feel confident to teach concepts to pupils across the age spectrum: early years to year 6. This means ensuring effective mathematics teaching from the Foundation Stage for all children, not just high attainers.

A successful applicant will be someone who can demonstrate:

  • enthusiasm for the subject with the potential to inspire children and colleagues. The aim is to raise the profile of mathematics and the confidence and achievement of children.
  • good subject knowledge and a strong interest in promoting positive attitudes to mathematics learning.
  • a good understanding of the role of numeracy in primary education and high expectations for all children.


Please see the main PGCE Primary page for a the compulsory PGCE modules.

The additional mathematics module is designed to deepen your knowledge of primary mathematics teaching with a view to eventually becoming the mathematics subject leader. 

The mathematics module focuses on developing you as a confident maths teacher who is able to teach mathematics to pupils working at the range of attainment found in primary schools. As a result of taking this specialism module, we hope you will one day be someone who is able to advise and enthuse colleagues about the subject.

In order to take up this opportunity we ask for a minimum qualification of an A (or 7) grade at GCSE. If you have an A level grade B or higher you are entitled to a bursary to undertake this module.

Careers in teaching plus a number of our graduates go on to management and leadership roles within schools and other education settings, charity roles, policy advice, national assessment and curriculum development.

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We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

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