University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Secondary Education (Mathematics)

This course prepares students to work in schools and challenges them to deliver high quality lessons for all pupils. Applicants have to possess a passion for mathematics and be able to work with all ranges of ability. The aim of the mathematics course is to develop thoughtful teachers, who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school.

Entry requirements

A degree in mathematics or a highly relevant degree with a significant amount of mathematics. Ability to demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in their own mathematical subject knowledge. For applicants who do not quite match the entry requirements above, a 6 month subject enhancement programme is also available. Students should have recent experience of teaching and learning in secondary school or 6th form contexts either through paid employment in school/college or through voluntary work/observation or be in the process of arranging to gain this. GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics (level 2 numeracy or literacy are not equivalent).

Course modules

Over the 1 year course, students undertake 2 periods of University based learning at Walsall Campus, and they spend at least 120 days divided between 2 different schools. Typical modules may include: observation of teaching; progression to teaching single or short sequences of lessons; further development through planned classroom activities; development of teaching skills as you move to sustained sequences of lessons.

Assessment methods

Written assignments, classroom based investigation and other school based activities, and appraisal of practical teaching skills.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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