School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS)

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code G673
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

 

 

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This course will give you both mathematical knowledge at degree level and the professional qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which will allow you to take up a teaching post within a secondary school. You will undertake periods of University-based learning and you will spend at least 120 days divided between a range of different schools at different times during the three years. Teaching on the course reflects a variety of methodologies that will prepare you for life in the classroom including teacher-led debates, pupil-led exploration, peer-group discovery and the provision of individual targets. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including written assignments; classroom based investigations and other school-based activities, and appraisals of practical teaching skills.

The mathematics element of the degree starts by reinforcing the mathematical foundations you will have studied at previous levels and gradually introduces more advanced and specialised content areas. Just like any other mathematics degree programme you will study traditional subjects such as Algebra and Calculus during every year of the programme. What sets our programme apart is the emphasis placed on the key areas of Mathematical & Statistical Modelling, Operational Research and Statistical Cybermetrics.

This course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training courses.

What happens on the course?

Year 1. You will begin by reinforcing the mathematical foundations learned at previous levels with an emphasis on Calculus, Algebra, Set Theory and Mathematical Proof. You will build on this knowledge by studying Probability & Statistics and Operational Research. In addition you will study Education topics such as Subject Specific Pedagogy – Justifying the Specialist Subject.

Year 2. You will be introduced to more specialised and advanced mathematical topics including Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Modelling and Discrete Mathematics. In addition you will study Education topics such as Subject Specific Pedagogy – Teaching the Specialist Subject and Professional Development – The Beginning: The Teacher.

Year 3. You will study more advanced topics such as Rings & Fields and you will also be introduced to some topics from the history of Mathematics. There will be an emphasis on group work and collaborative presentations. The educational content on offer will include Subject Specific Pedagogy – Investigating Practise and Professional Development – The Developing Teacher. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake a final year project, which is a significant piece of independent study supervised by a member of academic staff.

Additional Information

The three years will be spent both in University based learning and an amount of time each year will be spent in school. You will have one school attachment each year and these will vary in length.

Your University Tutor is available to assist you throughout your training, and every effort is made to ensure you have a high quality school placement, where you can learn from experienced teachers. We will try to take your geographical location into account when placing you in schools. 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

At the end of this programme you will be fully qualified to take up a post as a Teacher at secondary level. Mathematics teachers are very much in demand throughout the United Kingdom and there are currently more vacancies for teachers of Mathematics than there are graduates to fill the positions.

If you decide to pursue a career outside the teaching profession you will still be in a very strong position. It is no exaggeration to say that today there are more career options open to a mathematics graduate than to a graduate from any other science. A popular choice for Mathematics graduates is to move into the world of finance. Options include working as a Quantitative Analyst, Financial Analyst, Risk Analyst, or Business Analyst. Our degree also leaves you perfectly positioned to play a part in the Big Data revolution. The emphasis on Mathematical & Statistical Modelling prepares you to work as a Data Scientist, Data Analyst or Data Engineer. Our Operational Research content is also designed to give you the opportunity to move into more strategic roles within Project Management and Vulnerability Analysis. Statisticians and Mathematical Modelling experts are in demand across a broad spectrum including Scientific and Medical Research, Educational Consultancy and Government planning.

Additional Information

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Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Disclosure & Barring Service Check - £50

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Entry

Applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (previously Grade C) in GCSE English and Mathematics. If you are unsure whether you hold an acceptable GCSE equivalent qualification for ITT, please contact our Admissions Department admissions@wlv.ac.uk for clarification.

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalent Tests from other institutions or organisations.

AND

BCC grades from A Levels including Mathematics (excluding A Level General Studies and A Level Critical Thinking).

OTHER ACCEPTED EQUIVALENCES ARE:

  • BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma grade DMM; BTEC (QCF) Diploma D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma (Full Award) - Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 24 at Merit or Distinction
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Important Requirements

As part of the Department for Education (DfE) ITT compliance, if you are successful you will be required to provide your ORIGINAL certificates to the University of Wolverhampton Admissions Unit.

You will also take part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your readiness to train to teach.

Interview and Selection

First Stage: All applicants that are successful with their application will be invited to complete a set of short professional scenarios involving reading, writing and numerical tasks. These will provide us with an audit of your existing strengths as well as indicate any areas where you need to develop your knowledge and understanding during your course. If you are offered a place following interview, you will be required to demonstrate your professional readiness through successful completion of all of the tasks as one of your conditions of acceptance before the course starts. This may mean that you are asked to attend support sessions in English and mathematics during your course to enable you to demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency by the completion of your course.

Any work to address shortfalls in English and mathematics must be undertaken by the trainee teacher in addition to other aspects of their training. It is the trainee’s responsibility to secure these fundamental skills before being recommended for Qualified Teacher Status.

Second Stage: You will undertake either an observed group task or a subject-specific activity (if you are applying for secondary teacher training).

Third Stage: You will engage in individual face to face interview

We will be assessing your ability to be able to meet the Teachers’ Standards by the completion of your course. Those successful in the audits and at interview will be subsequently required to meet enhanced DBS checks, fitness to teach and medical check and prohibition order check requirements. You will be expected to complete these forms once you have been successful and have a Conditional Offer.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health Check and a prohibition check prior to starting the course.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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