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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Mathematics with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

Obtain Qualified Teacher Status while training to become a maths teacher.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? XG11
When do I start? September

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Course summary

  • Gain a deep understanding of mathematics and learn to teach effectively.
  • Benefit from a 90% course employment record, and healthy job market.
  • Qualify as a teacher faster than through a PGCE.
  • Gain hands-on experience with school placements from your first year onwards.
  • Prepare yourself for advanced qualifications in maths.

Move quickly into a full-time secondary teaching post in mathematics. You develop your understanding of the subject, starting from your own level, while attaining vital theoretical and practical experience of teaching. You graduate with Qualified Teacher Status, ready for full-time employment in a subject with a national shortage of such.

Student View

Watch student Emily Leonard talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Heather Wain talk about this course.

This rounded course allows for rewarding individual and collaborative study alongside school placements from your first year. As well as developing an in-depth knowledge of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 (GCSE) and post-16 mathematics, you'll learn how to effectively impart this knowledge via teaching theory lessons and school-based experience.

You learn through:

  • lessons from mathematics tutors and education specialists
  • school placements from early in the course, with at least 24 weeks in total
  • advanced modules preparing you for the different stages of secondary teaching
  • small groups and a collaborative atmosphere
  • research, practical work, presentations and written assignments
  • academic tutorials

Course leaders and tutors

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Emma Rempe-Gillen
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education

I am a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education and the course leader for the BSc Mathematics with Education and QTS degree

Applied learning

Work placements

Starting from one day per week in your first year to longer periods in your second and third, you will work in schools to gain practical experience vital for teaching. You will be assigned a school-based mentor to help you hone your practical skills and apply your theory - helping you to work with individual students up to full classes. Sheffield Hallam has strong links to regional secondary schools to ensure your training is of the highest quality. Many of our graduates attain full time employment at their placement schools.


Future careers

The majority of our graduates go directly into employment as qualified teachers, and the course's employment record currently stands at 90%. A number of key transferrable skills are also developed throughout the course allowing for alternative progression or career routes.

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • teaching
  • academic careers as a researcher via Masters level study and PhD
  • local authority/voluntary sector worker or researcher
  • non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
  • enrichment work with young people
  • more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points from A level Mathematics. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including a relevant subject(s).
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4, or equivalent*
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4, or equivalent*
  • Two GCSEs in Science (or a double award) at grade C or 4, or equivalent*

Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

• Access - 60 credits with at least 45 at level 3 (the rest at level 2) from a relevant Open College Network accredited course. At least 18 level 3 credits should be in mathematics at merit or distinction level. It will support your application to be studying mathematics to at least AS level.

• Foundation year - successfully completing our Extended Degree in Engineering and Mathematics or equivalent in addition to holding an A Level in Mathematics.

You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Prior to your application we highly recommend that you have some experience observing and/or supporting mathematics lessons for Key Stage 3 and 4 in a non-selective state secondary school to gain an insight into contemporary approaches to teaching mathematics in the UK. This will greatly increase your chances of reaching the interview stage for entry to this course.

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you either an interview or a place on the course. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

In your personal statement you should clearly state the extent of any experience you have obtained observing or supporting in a secondary mathematics classroom. You should also include any other experiences of working with young people, such working as a sports coach or with a youth group.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age.

As you will work with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

If you already have an undergraduate degree you are not eligible to apply for this course.

* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are

• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Development Of Mathematical Thought Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mathematics For Meaning A Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mathematics For Meaning B Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Practice In The Context Of Learning And Teaching Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Problem Solving Through Modelling Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sets And Matrices Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Experience Of Learning Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: 20Th And 21St Century Applications Of Mathematics Credits: 20
Module: Development Of Geometric Ideas Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Fundamental Constructs In Mathematics Education Credits: 20
Module: Relations And Functions Credits: 20
Module: School Based Training 1 Credits: -
Module: Statistical Literacy Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Developing Learning And Teaching Within The Curriculum Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Becoming A Mathematics Teacher Credits: 20
Module: Development Of Ideas In Number Theory Credits: 20
Module: Groups And Geometry Credits: 20
Module: Infinite Processes Credits: 20
Module: School Based Training 2 Credits: -
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Professional Studies In Education Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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