Secondary Education with Science and Maths (with QTS) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

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

This BEd (Hons) Secondary Education with Sciences and Maths (with QTS) will provide you with a direct route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and an opportunity to explore your favourite subject specialism in depth. In just three years you'll be ready to join the highly rewarding career of teaching as a science and maths teacher. Throughout the course, you will engage in learning around our three key themes: • The professional role of the developing teacher, • Development of teaching and learning, and • Curriculum and specialisms. You will learn to be a specialist science and maths teacher and will undertake research into a self-selected area of specialism. Your learning experiences will be varied, including the exploration of topics through lectures, practical workshops, seminars, school-based training, and fieldwork activities. You will develop a wide range of subject knowledge - including biological, physical, and chemical sciences and real-world maths - to help you to encourage all pupils to become engaged with and curious about the world around them. You'll gain knowledge of your pupils’ learning and development along with the professional attributes you'll need to become a great teacher. You'll develop a deep knowledge of your subject and the ability to pass your passion for sciences and maths to your pupils. Innovative and practical teaching practices will enable you to instil curiosity and teach the application of science and maths to your pupils, promoting a life-long love of learning. Through practice-based modules conducted within a variety of school settings, you will learn and be able to observe education theory in action. By participating in a range of placements at our partnership schools and in other educational settings, trainees enjoy ample contact with qualified teachers and pupils. During these modules, you will learn from expert practitioners and engage with current educational issues and debates In parallel with in-depth studies of the latest pedagogical theories and policies, along with self-led independent research, you’ll also get the essential practice required to earn QTS. Additionally, all BEd students can join the Primary Science Enhancement Award scheme (PSEA). The PSEA, developed by the Primary Science Teaching Trust, gives trainee teachers the opportunity to increase their understanding and experience of teaching and learning in primary science. In the recent pilot, it was found that trainees reported increased confidence to teach science, and a greater awareness of where to find support for this. Why study at Marjon? • Small, person-focused university • No.2 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024) • No.4 university in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023) • No.4 uni in England for Education (Student Experience) (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)


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

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 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 £14500 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