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Clearing applicants and others planning to start in 2016 should view Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) for 2016 entry.

Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) - BSc (Hons)

Canterbury

Overview

The Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) programme is a three year programme, leading to an honours degree and a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Students are trained to teach mathematics at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 (11-18 years), while at the same time studying mathematics, with the programme being delivered jointly by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Kent and the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Students can specialise in mathematics and statistics while at the same time being prepared to be creative, reflective and flexible professionals with a deep understanding of learning and teaching.

More information about this course, including fees and costs, can be found on the Canterbury Christ Church University website

Fees, administration and applications for this course are handled by Canterbury Christ Church University College and the UCAS institution code is C10 (not the University of Kent's institution code).

Independent rankings

In the National Student Survey 2015, 93% of University of Kent Mathematics students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.

Course structure

The course structure below is indicative and based on the current curriculum. It may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

Year 1 is spent studying alongside students on the BSc Mathematics programme at the University of Kent.

In Year 2, in addition to a compulsory Mathematics Education module at Canterbury Christ Church and associated school experience, students continue to study a range of mathematics modules alongside BSc Mathematics students at the University of Kent.

In Year 3, the Professional year, study is alongside PGCE students at Canterbury Christ Church as well as school experience. As some school experience will have been undertaken in Year 2, students undertake a project related to mathematics teaching at the University of Kent during the spring term.

Please refer to the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more information about the structure of this programme.

Teaching & Assessment

Teaching methods are varied, with a particular emphasis on student participation and active learning. Work in school is overseen by a mentor (an experienced teacher in the school) who liaises with a link tutor from the University.

During the programme you spend a significant amount of time learning to teach in schools and other education settings, which may be both local and international. There is a range of contrasting experiences of teaching in terms of age groups, type, size and location.

Programme aims

Please refer to the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more information about Learning and Teaching methods for this programme.

Careers

This programme is aimed at students wishing to qualify as a teacher of mathematics in three years. Students qualifying as teachers are very successful in gaining employment.

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Qualified Teacher Status is subject to you achieving the Government Standards for the award of QTS and passing the National Skills tests in English, Mathematics and ICT, and meeting any other Government requirements that may be required.

Professional recognition

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Entry requirements

Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
A level

280 points including ACC at A2 level or equivalent

GCSE

One A2 level at grade A must be in Mathematics. GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (grade C or above) or acceptable equivalents are also required

Access to HE Diploma

The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.

International Baccalaureate

24 points overall

International students

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
English Language Requirements

Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

General entry requirements

Please also see our general entry requirements.

Funding

Please refer to the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more information about funding for this programme.

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Contacts

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Enquiries

T: +44 (0)1227 782900

E: admissions@canterbury.ac.uk

Key Information Sets


The Key Information Set (KIS) data is compiled by UNISTATS and draws from a variety of sources which includes the National Student Survey and the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data for assessment and contact hours is compiled from the most populous modules (to the total of 120 credits for an academic session) for this particular degree programme. Depending on module selection, there may be some variation between the KIS data and an individual's experience. For further information on how the KIS data is compiled please see the UNISTATS website.

If you have any queries about a particular programme, please contact information@kent.ac.uk.

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