University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Secondary Education (Mathematics)

This course offers a period of developing personal mathematics subject knowledge and focused reflection on the learning of mathematics. It provides an opportunity to train as a teacher of mathematics for those who do not have the majority of mathematics in their 1st degree. The course explores the connections found in school mathematics in order to develop depth of understanding and generate interest and excitement that is sustained and transferred in the classroom. Candidates are offered a place on the course on recommendation of an initial teacher training (ITT) provider. Students follow the programme for the secondary education mathematics PGCE course on completion of the course.

Entry requirements

All applicants must have a confirmed offer of a place on a PGCE, GTP or SCITT programme with a recognised provider of Initial Teacher Training in England by the time the course starts in January each year. For those applying to the University�s secondary mathematics PGCE, candidates must possess a good Honours degree with some relevance to mathematics, and A-levels, or equivalent, in mathematics or physics. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Recent and relevant experience of working with children, preferably in a mainstream UK school, is desirable. Interview and CRB check are also required.

Course modules

The range of mathematical topics included in the UK mathematics 11-19 curriculum; the wealth of connections which give mathematics its fascination and power; the value of articulation and collaboration in the learning of mathematics; effective use of information communication technology (ICT) as apparatus that supports the learning of mathematics; reflection on personal experience of a range of teaching approaches.

Assessment methods

Students complete 6 assignments which are presented in a variety of formats and there are no formal examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Enhancement Course Full-time £ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees) 6 months
Enhancement Course Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bedford Campus Bedford MK41 9EA South East

Key information

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01234 793279