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BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status gives you a strong mathematics background and diverse work-based learning. We have been ranked 21st nationally for Mathematics in The Guardian University League Tables 2018.
Discover the key skills needed in the modern teaching environment. Explore the work of the principal theorists in mathematical education and gain valuable work-based learning experience, where you will apply the theory in practice.
Study in our Mathematics Resource Centre, a dedicated space for mathematics and statistics students. Practice in our mock classrooms and make use of specialist software.
School-based placements are a compulsory element of the course. You’ll need to spend 120 days on placement, spread over your second and final year, to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.
A process of self-assessment and monitoring by specialist mathematics education academics ensures that you have a secure mathematical and pedagogical understanding of the Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level curriculums.
After three years, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status and you’ll be ready to begin your teaching career in secondary education. You’ll be a strong candidate for employment opportunities in secondary education and fields such as data analysis, finance and business.
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.
|Campus name||Frenchay Campus|
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
|A level||Grade B or above in Mathematics. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken on to full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Merit in one of the following units: Further Mathematics for Technicians or Further Engineering Mathematics; Further Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment or Further Mathematics for Construction. Please list the units that you are taking in your application.|
|Access to HE Diploma||15 level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 2.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C / 4 or above in English Language, or equivalent and Grade B/ 5 or above in Mathematics. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||A minimum grade of 6 in higher level Mathematics.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2 in Mathematics.|
We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://courses.uwe.ac.uk/G1X9/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
If you are offered a place, you must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.
All offers will be subject to satisfactory health checks.
Admission is subject to satisfactory interview. Interviews typically take place between February and June, according to when you apply. The interview process will assess professional suitability for a career in teaching and you must complete a period of experience in a school prior to interview (a total of 10 days or more, not necessarily in one block). On the interview day, you will be required to take a literacy task, designed to demonstrate your ability to use English to a satisfactory level.
All trainee teachers are required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before starting the course and before being recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|