PGCE Primary Maths


St Luke's Campus, Exeter


Trainees following the Primary Maths pathway will learn to teach across the primary curriculum and will take an additional specialist module in primary maths.

This pathway considers the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools both as a subject in its own right and also in terms of its relationship to other areas of the curriculum. An emphasis will be on developing innovative, practical and engaging ways to develop the teaching of mathematics in primary schools. You will be expected to review your own understanding of mathematics and engage critically with research into children's learning of mathematics.


The programme lasts 36 weeks and consists of University-based studies and school-based work.

The mathematics specialism PGCE course at Exeter equipped me with an in-depth understanding of mathematics pedagogy which, 10 years on, I still find relevant in my post as Assistant Head and KS2 coordinator.  Every teacher knows that learning needs to be purposeful, enjoyable and engaging. The lecturers in the maths team at Exeter shared their passion and enthusiasm for the subject, and modelled the practice they promote.

John Adams
Assistant Head and KS2 Co-ordinator
PGCE Primary Mathematics 2002 -03