University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Secondary Education (Mathematics)

This course is offered on a non-modular basis; this course equips trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach mathematics across the secondary age range; including some opportunities to know more about 16-19 teaching; candidates should note that the majority of schools in the Southampton partnership serve 11-6 cohorts and access to post-16 experience is limited to guest speakers; independent inquiries and observations in the main; the course aims to prepare students to teach mathematics within the framework of the national curriculum and beyond; attention is focused on communicating mathematics; on current issues in mathematics education today and how these are reflected in schools; opportunities are given for critical consideration of the nature and process of learning mathematics and the consequences of this for classroom teaching and learning; the course develops students subject knowledge in mathematics through a range of approaches; workshops; seminars; lectures and demonstrations; simulations and micro-teaching activities; independent and group research together with a critical view of the practical implications of the wide range of teaching resources currently available; published schemes; worksheets, calculators and software; packages; the programme suits people who aspire to become excellent mathematics teachers and want to combine their learning through practice; with an understanding of some of the theory underpinning effective teaching and learning; aim for reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to promoting the learning of all pupils in their classes and to helping every youngster make progress in mathematics.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in mathematics or a relevant subject awarded by a British university or by the CNAA or an equivalent qualification; mature students with relevant previous classroom experience but a lower degree class are also considered; GCSE passes (grades A-C) or the equivalent in English language and mathematics; enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Record Bureau; medical assessment; interview.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed formatively and summatively throughout the course to deepen students understanding of key issues in teaching and learning mathematics; there is also school-based work that builds on and/or extends university-based work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

PGCE Secondary Office
Telephone number: 
023 8059 3473