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BSc(Hons)

Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status

This course is open for applications.

About this course

Entry year:
2018/19
Course code:
G1X9
Applications:
UCAS
Level:
Undergraduate
Tariff points:
120
Department:
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
Three years Full-time
Delivery:
Full-time
Programme leader:
Emily Walsh
Key fact:
This course offers a strong mathematics foundation and work-based learning - the perfect pathway into a teaching career.

Page last updated 3 November 2017

Introduction

Why study mathematics with qualified teacher status?

Blending academic study with practical experience ensures you'll graduate as a qualified teacher of secondary-level mathematics.

This is the perfect pathway if you are committed to a teaching career in secondary education.

Graduates are sought after in this area due to a shortage of mathematics teachers in the UK. 

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status gives you a strong mathematics background and diverse work-based learning.

Discover the key skills needed in the modern teaching environment.Study the work of the principal theorists in mathematical education and gain valuable work-based learning experience, where you will apply the theory in practice.

A process of self-assessment and monitoring by specialist mathematics education academics ensures that you have a secure mathematical understanding of the Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level curriculums.

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.

We have been ranked 21st nationally for Mathematics in The Guardian University League Tables 2018.

Where can it take you?

After three years, you'll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status and you'll be ready to begin your teaching career in secondary education.

Watch: The learning and teaching experience

Structure

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

  • Sets, functions and Linear Algebra
  • Calculus and Numerical Methods
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Modelling and Optimisation.

Year two

You will study:

  • Statistical Modelling
  • Algebra, Combinatorics and Graphs
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Professional Development in Secondary Education 1.

Final year

You will study:

  • Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Project A
  • Professional Practice in Secondary Education (1)
  • Professional Development in Secondary Education (2)
  • Professional Practice in Secondary Education (2).

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

This course nurtures a reflective approach to your personal development.

You'll be encouraged to assess your knowledge, learn from problems and challenges and share your experience with other students. This develops your knowledge of the method and practice of learning and teaching.

Learn through methods including lectures, group exercises, seminars, practice-based learning in school placements and micro-teach sessions.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Percentage of time spend in different learning activities, per year.

YearScheduled learning and teaching studyIndependent studyPlacement study% check
127%73%0%100%
221%79%0%100%
39%42%50%100%

Assessment

You can expect to be assessed through closed book and partially seen examinations, along with individual and group coursework assignments.

You'll complete at least two school placements. In each, you'll be assigned an experienced mathematics teacher as a Subject Mentor. They'll observe you frequently and assess your performance against the government's published Teachers' Standards.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Percentage of time spend in different assessment methods, per year.

YearWritten exam assessmentCoursework assessmentPractical exam assessment% check
175%25%0%100%
247%53%0%100%
325%23%53%100%

Features

Placements

School-based placements are a compulsory element of the course and you'll need to spend 120 days in schools to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.

Placements take place in your second and final year and you'll complete two or three placements managed by the Department of Education and Childhood and the schools hosting you.

Get help to find your placement and support throughout from department staff and our award-winning careers service.

Study facilities

Study in modern facilities and access excellent resources throughout your course.

Conduct group work or individual 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.

Discuss subject and course-related issues and ideas with students and staff at weekly MathsArcade sessions.

A mix of traditional and hands-on learning environments helps you quickly take on essential knowledge and skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Careers

Careers / Further study

As a graduate from this course, you'll be qualified to teach secondary and further education mathematics in schools, sixth form colleges and FE colleges across the UK.

You'll be a strong candidate for employment opportunities in secondary education and fields such as data analysis, finance and business.

You could also go on to postgraduate study opportunities.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

Fees

Full time course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee12750
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1594
Offshore-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 115

Indicative Additional Costs

FeesAmount (£)
Additional Course Costs - Full Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per year150

Supplementary fee information

Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs.

Entry

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent and Grade B/5 or above in Mathematics or Statistics. 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.
  • A-level subjects: 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.
  • Specific subjects: Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: BTEC Diploma must include merit in one of the following; Further Mathematics for Technicians, 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: Achievement of the HE Diploma; to include 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics (before you apply, ask us which Maths units you need to do) and 15 level 3 credits at Merit in another subject. Please list the units you are taking in your application.
  • Baccalaureate IB: To include a minimum grade of 6 in higher level Mathematics.

Entry requirements

We welcome suitable applicants from under-represented groups in teaching. If you don't meet the minimum academic entry requirements but have significant life and/or work experience, you'll be considered on an individual basis.

You may also be eligible for foundation year entry into this or other related degree courses.

Read more about entry requirements.

UWE Bristol's International College
If you don't meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

Additional requirements

Interview. Admission is subject to satisfactory interview. The interview process will assess your suitability for a career in teaching and you must complete work experience in a school before interview (a total of 10 days or more, not necessarily in one block).

On the interview day, you'll take a literacy task that will show if you can use English to a satisfactory level. We give extra time to those declaring a disability such as dyslexia.

Disclosure of Criminal Background. If you're 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.

Department for Education Professional Skills Tests. All trainee teachers are required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before starting the course.

We recommend that you complete the skills tests in numeracy and literacy as soon as possible after submitting your application.

You should take these tests before attending any interview, but if this isn't possible, you should take them as soon as possible after. If you haven't passed the tests at the interview stage, any offer will be conditional until you have passed both tests.

If you haven't passed the tests by 30 June, then your place may be withdrawn and offered to someone else. Information about the tests can be found on The Department for Educationwebsite.

All offers will be subject to satisfactory health checks.

Deferrals. We only approve deferral requests if we receive them in writing by 30 June. If we receive your request after this date, you'll have to withdraw and reapply the following year.

How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

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