University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Secondary Education (11-16) and Mathematics with QTS

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Course summary

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

Course details

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

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:

  • Secondary

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G150
Institution code:
B44
Campus name:
University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

https://www.bolton.ac.uk/course/EDU011-F-UOB-SX/2022-23/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

You’ll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Other

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If 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.

https://www.bolton.ac.uk/international/international-general-entry-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £37350* Whole course
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £37350* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Secondary Education (11-16) and Mathematics with QTS at University of Bolton - UCAS