University of Reading

University of Reading

Secondary Education (Mathematics)

The course enables students in: understanding the nature of mathematics, discovering how pupils learn, investigating a range of teaching styles, designing, planning and managing learning outcomes, assessing and evaluating progress, considering strategies to meet the individual's needs, motivating pupils, ensuring that all government requirements are met; an important feature of the programme is the integration of university-based work with school experience; course interweave the 2 with: specific school-based activities; investigations of the theory in practice; small-group teaching; student-led seminars on relevant issues; method assignments integrating research and practice; and embedding whole-school issues in mathematics; students are therefore equipped with the knowledge, skills, understanding and critical evaluation needed to facilitate high quality learning.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in mathematics or a related subject with a significant mathematics component, normally 40-50 per cent; alternative routes are considered favourably; GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent in mathematics, English language and science; interview.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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