Our BSc (Hons) Secondary Education (11-16) and Mathematics combines a firm grounding in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, numerical analysis and educational theory with practical teaching skills. It offers a fast-track route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a rewarding career teaching in secondary education. There is a national shortage of mathematics teachers (1). Our BSc (Hons) Secondary Education (11-16) and Mathematics course is a three-year programme, leading to an honours degree and a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It offers you a firm grounding in pure and applied mathematics, the skills needed to solve mathematical problems arising in real-life, and practical teaching skills that are grounded in theory. It’s ideal if you are looking to teach mathematics at Key Stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-16). During the first year of the course, our dedicated tutors will support you to consolidate and develop your knowledge of mathematics beyond A-level. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain valuable preparatory knowledge and understanding of your role as a teacher in secondary education and complete a short placement in one of our partner schools. In the second year, you’ll focus on deepening your knowledge and understanding of mathematics and begin to develop your teaching skills via further school-based experience. You’ll begin gathering evidence towards the Department for Education Teachers’ Standards so that we can monitor your progress towards your recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. At honours-level, you’ll explore the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. We’ll support you as you discover how to apply them in practice, and encourage you as you learn to plan lessons, deliver classes, assess your students’ performances and provide constructive feedback. Our supportive tutors and subject specialist school mentors will work to help you become an expert, engaging and inclusive mathematics teacher with high standards of professionalism, and fulfil the requirements for your recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. (1) https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/nov/28/government-falls-short-on-secondary-teacher-recruitment-targets accessed on 24 November 2020
Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
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
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics. Please contact us for a list of acceptable GCSE equivalents.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You’ll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
You’ll need to satisfactorily pass a fitness to practice assessment. You'll also need to provide satisfactory references, a satisfactory health declaration and a satisfactory student agreement prior to enrolment on the course. Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).|
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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