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Why Primary Education (Maths Specialism)?
Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in their latest review (2015), our Primary Education (maths, ages 5–11) degree prepares you for a successful teaching career. You’ll not only graduate as a qualified teacher, but will build the specialist skills needed to progress as an outstanding subject leader in the area you’re passionate about. Alongside building your maths expertise, you will also specialise in a second foundation such as geography or computing. With opportunities to gain work experience through our network of over 400 schools, in educational environments including big city academies, village schools and special educational needs settings, our graduates stand out from the competition.
You’ll draw on the specialist subject knowledge of our lecturers and the exceptional teachers you’ll work alongside on placements, with a large proportion of our partner schools being graded ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Through our strategic partnership in the GLOWMaths Hub, which connects maths education specialists to spread learning excellence, you will benefit from exposure to the very latest in international best practice. For example, the England-China project connects teachers from Shanghai with local schools, to enhance their approach to maths teaching and learning.
Why University of Gloucestershire?
We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual.
Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre.
Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.
Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay.
After the course
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.
Experience an open day
Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already.
To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03330 14 14 14.
Alongside your maths specialism, you will learn to teach the full range of primary curriculum subjects, specialising in a second foundation subject (history, art, geography, religious education, physical education (PE), computing or primary languages). This will equip you to pursue a role as a subject leader in your future teaching career. As well as work placements and lectures, you will develop skills through work field trips and off-campus activities. For example, our students work at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, delivering the Waterstones toddler story time sessions for children under five. And our Park campus hosts The Wildlife Trusts’ exciting annual Bioblitz science event where our students gain experience doing hands-on field research and analysis with children.
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
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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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
|A level||BBC||BBC at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.|
All applicants require Grade 6/B in GCSE Mathematics, Grade 4/C in GCSE English, and Grade 4/C in GCSE Science subject (or equivalent). If you don't meet our tariff points total we will still consider your application.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You will be advised of an interview date via your UCAS track account.
English language requirements
International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please see our webpage - http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/into-centre.aspx
English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|