Bath Spa University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This secondary education degree is designed to enable you to gain real teaching experience before you embark on your PGCE. You'll study Education - in the broader contexts of professional practice, policy, teaching and learning - alongside the subject you're most passionate about. In teaching, subject expertise and enthusiasm isn't enough to give you the edge. This award gives you the practical experience of working in schools with young people that employers are looking for. The course offers a guaranteed interview for our Secondary PGCE, and is flexible; we'll support you in achieving your aspirations as a professional educator - however they develop during the programme. You'll benefit from our tutors' wealth of research and practice-informed expertise when you join this community of learning and practice. Art is studied as a subject within the Creative Arts course, so you’ll select another subject to study alongside it. The way subjects interact varies, so the shape of the course depends on the subject you combine with Art. For example, if you decide to combine Art and Creative Writing the subject may function differently than if you study Art and Dance.
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:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||CCC||Grades CCC preferred with A level Grade C in Art in addition to GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and Maths.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject in addition to GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and Maths.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits||Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) accepted in addition to GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English, Maths and Science.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||A minimum score of 26 points with evidence of an interest in Education accepted in addition to GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English, and Maths.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Students must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check with us prior to school placements. Further information will be supplied to students on course.
Applicants who are not predicted A level Grade B or equivalent in Art will may be invited to interview.
Applicants who are not predicted A level Grade B or equivalent in Art will may be invited to submit a portfolio.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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