Our BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Secondary Teaching (QTS) course offers you a gateway into the teaching profession as a qualified secondary mathematics teacher with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), allowing you to teach in England and Wales. You will study a range of undergraduate mathematics and pedagogical modules that build on your current knowledge as you learn the practical, professional, and academic skills of teaching. You will also spend 120 days of the course on school placement developing your practice in order to become an inspirational secondary mathematics teacher. You will study fundamental areas of mathematics including advanced calculus, statistical theories and applications, network analysis, machine learning, optimisation and game theory. In addition, you will also take modules designed to enable you to study and appreciate the effective ways of teaching mathematics. These will draw on your and others experiences of learning. You will consider ideas and theories of inclusion, equality and diversity and how to respond as a professional, to contemporary issues in education. You will spend time looking at the historical background of contemporary theories, debating and analysing their strengths and weaknesses and what this might mean in the classroom for learners.
There are four main strands that run through the programme: Study of Mathematics: These undergraduate mathematics modules build on the materials covered at A level and introduce some new fundamental areas of mathematics including calculus, statistical theories and applications, network analysis, machine learning, optimisation and game theory. Education: The modules in this suite are designed to enable you to study and appreciate the effective ways of teaching mathematics, drawing on your and others own experiences of learning. Time is spent looking at the historical background of contemporary theories, debating and analysing their strengths and weaknesses and what this might mean in the classroom for learners. Professional Studies: Professional Studies modules allow you to consider all of the facets that are needed to become an outstanding teacher. It brings together ideas and theories of inclusion, equality and diversity and how to respond as a professional to contemporary issues in education. School Experience: School Experience aims to help you progress skills such as lesson planning and classroom management in order to become an inspirational secondary mathematics teacher. Placements in schools will provide you with distinctive opportunities to develop your professional knowledge and teaching skills. It is designed to enable you to relate to the teachers’ standards, required for the recommended award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This will develop your teaching style and confidence at the heart of the classroom.
Mathematics modules are taught by experienced university lecturers from the undergraduate mathematics team. Education based modules are taught by a core team of education and mathematics education theory specialists, all of whom have a background in teaching. One of the key strengths of the programme is that all learning is supported by contemporary pedagogical research, theories and discussion within a small class environment. This allows us to really get to know you as individuals, and support you in your journey.
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:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
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