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BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Secondary Teaching (QTS)

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Institution C58

UCAS G1X2

Bognor Regis campus

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

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):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 104 (A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC/ Cambridge Technical)
  • A levels: BCC (including Mathematics)
  • BTEC/Cambridge Technical: DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass 
  • GCSEs: English language, Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 or above
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points (with Higher Mathematics at 5 and standard English and a science at 4) 
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5
  • Enhanced DBS and occupational health checks required
  • Interview
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness of professional requirements within schools and an awareness of the education sector

Course content

TOP 10 UK UNIVERSITY FOR EDUCATION

8th out of 80 institutions for our Education courses (The Guardian League Tables 2021)

Course overview

Teaching mathematics to children in way that they can relate to is at the heart of this exciting new degree. This three year, full-time undergraduate course offers you a gateway into the teaching profession as a qualified secondary mathematics teacher with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The programme starts with immersion into the exciting world of education and learning, alongside mathematics modules.

In Year Two, you'll start to think about developing the skills that will enable you to become a secondary mathematics teacher, taking the ideas you explored in year one and starting to think about how these impact on you as a developing teacher, with opportunities to put the theories into practice in the classroom. There is a specific focus on pedagogical ideas related explicitly to mathematics education, and the science of learning mathematics. This is coupled with continued study of more complex ideas within your ongoing mathematics modules.

Year Three is designed to develop yourself as a professional at the start of your teaching career. You'll have the opportunity to develop your own school improvement research project, undertake an extended school-based placement and continue the culmination of your mathematics studies.

Completing this degree will provide you with the tools and foundations that will allow you to become an inspirational teacher to many future generations of mathematics learners.

Learn more

Do you want to find out more information about this course? Come along to an Open Day. You’ll get the chance to meet our Education and Mathematics team, ask them questions and explore the campus. 

Read our Mathematics brochure for more information.

Our facilities

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the Bognor Regis campus.  It hosts:

  • A modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors 
  • A range of study areas for group study
  • Over 80 open access PC and Mac stations
  • Wi-Fi areas for laptop use
  • Substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research
  • Online library resources you can access from anywhere at any time
  • Costa Coffee
  • Also situated in the Learning Resource Centre is the Support and Information Zone (SIZ) to help with any enquiries while at university
  • At SIZ, there's an equipment loans centre offerings laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans

Teaching resources

Education and teaching resources

Our teaching spaces range from modern, purpose-built classrooms to a beautiful historic Grade I listed building so we can provide the learning experiences you need. We have collection of over 20,000 classroom resources for you to borrow while on placement.

The local area

The local area surrounding the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis Campus including Bognor Regis Beach, Town Centre, The South Downs and West Wittering Beach

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

Visit us

Book an Open Day or Campus Tour to discover the Bognor Regis campus and the facilities it has to offer. 

Indicative modules

There are four main strands that run through the programme:

1. Study of Mathematics

These undergraduate mathematics modules build on the materials covered at A level and introduce some new fundamental areas of mathematics including calculus, statistical theories and applications, network analysis, machine learning, optimisation and game theory.

2. Education

The modules in this suite are designed to enable you to study and appreciate the effective ways of teaching mathematics, drawing on your and others own experiences of learning. Time is spent looking at the historical background of contemporary theories, debating and analysing their strengths and weaknesses and what this might mean in the classroom for learners.

3. Professional Studies

Professional Studies modules allow you to consider all of the facets that are needed to become an outstanding teacher. It brings together ideas and theories of inclusion, equality and diversity and how to respond as a professional to contemporary issues in education.

4. School Experience

School Experience aims to help you progress skills such as lesson planning and classroom management in order to become an inspirational secondary mathematics teacher. Placements in schools will provide you with distinctive opportunities to develop your professional knowledge and teaching skills. It is designed to enable you to relate to the teachers’ standards, required for the recommended award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This will develop your teaching style and confidence at the heart of the classroom. 

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

Mathematics modules are taught by experienced university lecturers from the undergraduate mathematics team. Education based modules are taught by a core team of education and mathematics education theory specialists, all of whom have a background in teaching.

One of the key strengths of the programme is that all learning is supported by contemporary pedagogical research, theories and discussion within a small class environment. This allows us to really get to know you as individuals, and support you in your journey.  

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

  • Standard module: a single module over 1 semester (usually 15 credits)
  • Individual tutorials: you will have individual sessions for both mathematics and education components of the course.
  • Workshops: workshops are available on extra mathematical topics and on educational issues such as SEND, Mental Health and Behaviour Management.
  • Placements: All of our school placements carry credits and are undertaken in secondary schools from within our Partnership, offering a variety of sociodemographic experiences and total 120 days across the three years of the programme.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs

DBS and School Experience Costs

DBS check

Primary Teacher training 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 an hour 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Are you interested in this course and you’d like to learn more? 

Book an Open Day today. You’ll get the chance to speak to the Education team, listen to course talks and explore the campus.