Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Secondary Education with Science and Maths (with QTS)

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Course summary

The BEd (Hons) Secondary Science and Maths Education programme’s fundamental purpose is to help trainee teachers to develop the skills of a critically reflective practitioner; that is, to help graduates become teachers who can reflect on and analyse their own practice and select effective strategies to use which will facilitate and support pupils’ learning. The programme is the first step in their continuing professional development in teaching. The design of the B.Ed Secondary Science and Maths Education degree aligns to the well-established and highly successful Secondary physical education degree which has shown that it can produce students with the relevant skills, knowledge, understanding and experiences necessary to follow a career in teaching, in a range of different educational contexts, e.g. mainstream schools, special schools, the private sector, academies, specials schools and further education. Outcomes for trainees on the SECPE are also high with excellent progression and completion rates. Both the degree classification and OFSTED grading show an increase in higher performing academic and professional performance over time, this supports the Department for Education (2011) vision of routes through initial teacher training with the nature and content of the training that is more ‘effective in preparing trainees to be successful in the classroom’. Marjon Teacher Education Partnership is a strong and highly valued partnership within South West England and beyond. The strength of partnership working through the ‘partnership agreement’ for school based training develops creative opportunities to encourage participation in University activities, for example many partnership schools bring students into the University for workshops, staff attend the college for professional development and trainees in schools act as advocates for students aspiring to move into Higher Education. Research led teaching and learning is central to the design of the B.Ed Secondary Science and Maths Education; applied research or scholarly activity underpins all aspects of the curriculum with staff and students carrying out research that impacts upon practice in school and improves outcomes for learners in schools


Level 4 Becoming a Teacher (SCNC01) 20 Science: the art of systematic study 20 Making maths meaningful 20 Learning in a digital world 20 Chemical and Biological sciences 20 Physical and mathematical sciences 20 Level 5 Curriculum and Pedagogy (SCND01) 40 Biological sciences – the study of life 20 Chemical science – the substance of the matter 20 Physical Sciences – ‘Nothing happens until something moves’ 20 Promoting Creativity through mathematics 20 Level 6 Secondary Education, Schools, Learners and Teachers (SCNH01) 40 Current issues in Education (SCNH02) 20 Digging deeper – mastery and learning 20 Research in Education (SCNH04) 40

Assessment method

Assessment relates to your development of practice in school. Includes portfolios, presentations, essays, blogs, portfolios, exams, practical skills assessment, teaching practice and a final research project.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Level 3 qualifications are required to include Maths and/or a Science subject.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 or C above

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Secondary Education with Science and Maths (with QTS) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS