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Mathematics and Secondary Education University of Bolton Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Secondary Education 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 a rewarding career teaching in secondary education, or the flexibility to choose one of many other careers open to skilled mathematicians.

There is a national shortage of mathematics teachers and mathematics graduates are popular with employers in industries across the economic spectrum – this course is designed to open doors to a multitude of careers. Our BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Secondary Education 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. If you are looking to teach mathematics at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 (11-18 years), this degree provides highly relevant knowledge and experience that should prove attractive to free schools, academies and independent schools.

During the first level 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 the role of a teacher in secondary education. At the second level, you’ll focus on deepening your knowledge and understanding of mathematics and begin to develop your teaching skills via school-based experience.

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 will work to help you become an expert, engaging and inclusive mathematics teacher with high standards of professionalism.

Please note, that we are unable to recommend graduates of this degree for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is awarded by the UK government’s Department for Education (DfE). However, a range of educational establishments in England are not required to stipulate QTS as a condition of employment. These include independent schools, free schools, studio schools, academies and university technical colleges. With appropriate experience, you’ll be able to achieve QTS via the Assessment Only (AO) route. Alternatively, you could pursue QTS by undertaking one of the available graduate teacher training routes.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points Your Level 3 subjects must include mathematics; for instance, A-level Mathematics or IMA Polymaths Certificate (with a score of at least 900 out of 1200 points).

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English.

To help you understand what UCAS points are equivalent to, in terms of grades, please visit the University of Bolton’s webpage below for some examples of grades from popular qualifications:
https://www.bolton.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/ucas-tariff/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://courses.bolton.ac.uk/course/MAT005-F-UOB-SX/2020-21/

Additional entry requirements

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Portfolio

Other

This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable adults and you must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting your studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 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.

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £37,350 * Whole course
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton
BL3 5AB


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