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BA (HONS) EDUCATION AND MATHEMATICS

Mathematics and data is a fascinating and highly creative area.

Our Mathematics degree is taught in small, friendly, group-learning environments with high levels of individual support from lecturers with strong backgrounds in both mathematics and education.

This course is for those with general interest in education and is structured so that students firstly acquire a sound knowledge base on which a deeper understanding of the philosophy, policy and practice of education is built.

Students then apply this knowledge and understanding on work placements and through an independent project in the third year of the course.

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS GX13

Course Length:

3 years Full Time

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points, including Mathematics A level at C or better
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of Mathematics units at Merit.
  • GCSEs: English language and mathematics (C or above)
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points with Higher Mathematics at 4
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WORK PLACEMENTS

A work placement is offered in the second and third year of the programme.

 

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Course content

The BA (Hons) Education and Mathematics degree will consider the development of the individual; physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively from childhood to adulthood.

It will consider the historical development of the concept of education as well as the history of the English education system.

A mathematics qualification is much sought after by employers in all sectors of industry and commerce and will always enhance your career prospects.

Covering a wide range of topics from abstract algebra to the mathematics of finance this degree will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge for employment.

An emphasis on community and society and global citizenship is addressed through modules which consider contemporary issues in education and education in a multi-cultural society.

There will also be a work based placement module which will provide you with some understanding of education in your chosen field.

A Mathematics project worth 30 credits will allow you to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of a particular aspect of mathematics which is of interest to you.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. 

We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. 

We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time. 

There are also purpose built classrooms for the teacher training courses, as well as lecture and seminar rooms. 

Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus. 

It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.

 Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations. 

An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

Where this can take you

This course will provide a firm foundation and maximise opportunities for those who may be thinking about working in (for example):

  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • colleges of further education
  • higher education,
  • the community
  • museums
  • art galleries
  • prisons
  • hospitals
  • charities
  • international development
  • charity work
  • finance sector

Indicative modules

The final balance will be 50% Education and 50% Mathematics.

Level 4

  • Education Philosophy and Thinking
  • Childhood to Adulthood
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Learning Communities: children learning, children thinking
  • Developing Statistical Thinking
  • Data Analysis
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Linear Algebra

Level 5

  • Research in Education
  • Global Citizenship
  • Work-based Placement
  • Learning Theory: models of learning and pedagogy
  • Developing Geometric Thinking
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • History of Mathematics

Level 6

  • Creativity, Technology and Learning
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Work-based Placement
  • Comparative Education – the international context
  • Developing Algebraic Thinking
  • Practical Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Applied Finite Mathematics
  • Mathematics Project

 

Teaching and assessment

You will study advanced mathematics alongside educational research into the psychology of mathematical learning and development.

You will investigate the historical development of Mathematics and its place in a modern technological society.

You will study in small class sizes which offer individual support.

Throughout your degree, modules are delivered in a variety of ways including:

Standard module: a single module over 1 semester (usually 15 credits) examples include Data analysis and Graph Theory

Double module: a 30 credit module lasting a complete academic year, examples include Mathematics Methods and the Mathematics Project

Workshops: workshop sessions are available on a variety of interesting mathematical topics

Tutorials: individual tutorials are offered on all modules, providing personal academic support from staff

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