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BSC (HONS) MATHEMATICS AND TEACHING FOR KEY STAGES 2 AND 3

 

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS GIXI

Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 104

A Levels: BCC (including Mathematics plus English Language, Maths and Science GCSEs at grade C or above)

BTEC/Cambridge Technical: DMM

All applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness of professional requirements within schools and an awareness of the education sector.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with Maths higher 4 (to include English language and science GCSE equivalents)

Interview, enhanced DBS and occupational health checks required.

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Course content

Mathematics has always been a particular strength of Teacher Education at our University. You will join a community of mathematic students taking a range of modules within a lively, imaginative context.

Most of our graduates have secured teaching jobs before the course is completed, with many receiving offers of employment from schools where they’re completing their school experience.

This course offers you a route into a subject-based teaching career in either primary or secondary schools.

The Key Stages 2 and 3 programme will train you to teach mathematics in the 7 to 16 age range. 

As a Key Stage 2 and 3 specialist, you don't have to decide which age group you want to work with before you start your course. If you enjoy mathematics but you’re unsure whether you should train for primary or secondary teaching, then this is the course for you.

School Experience

The pattern of school experience is usually:

  • Year One - Three days a week (Mon-Wed) for four weeks in the autumn term and four weeks in the summer term in the same primary school
  • Year Two - Eight weeks in either a middle or secondary
  • Year Three - Ten weeks in either a primary or secondary school, (in Year 3 you will specialise in either primary or secondary)

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.

Course accreditations

Indicative modules

There are five main strands that run through the programme:

  • Study of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Professional Studies (teaching skills such as lesson planning and classroom management)
  • The core subjects in the primary curriculum (English, Mathematics and Science for Key Stage 2)
  • School Experience

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

You will study advanced mathematics alongside Education principles and practice to make you are rounded mathematics teacher.

In the final year you can specialise in either Primary or Secondary Education

Learning is supported by research and discussion within a small class environment

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 Core Primary Mathematics
  • Individual tutorials: you will have individual sessions for both mathematics and Education components of the course, examples include Pure Mathematics and the Independent Project
  • Workshops: workshops are available on extra mathematical topics and on Educational issues such as Special Needs, Mental Health and Behaviour Management.
  • Placements: All of our school placements carry 15 credits. They last between 30 and 50 days and total 120 days across the three years.

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs

Additional Costs

DBS check

Applicants are required to have an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check which needs to be paid for before the start of the course.

Costs incurred during School Experience

Over the duration of your course you will spend 24  weeks on placement. These school experiences are organised  in our partnership schools which extend across East & West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight and into Surrey. Travel to placements, which  can be by car or public transport, varies but your commute will not usually  exceed 40 miles from your term time address to the placement school (assuming your term time address is within our partnership area). 

Students may receive a contribution towards travel costs depending upon the distance.

Whilst on School Experience appropriate professional dress will be required.

Students may wish to purchase a laptop/tablet to use whilst on school experience as schools are not required to provide these. 

Interviews

The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for the teaching profession, as well as academic ability. 

All applicants will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of professional requirements and an awareness of current educational issues.