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 developing as 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).
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 and 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.
Please refer to the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more information about Learning and Teaching methods for this programme.
This programme is aimed at students wishing to qualify as teachers 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 your achieving the Government Standards for the award of QTS and passing the National Skills tests in English, Mathematics and ICT, as well as meeting any other Government requirements.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice.
It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.
New GCSE grades
If you’ve taken exams under the new GCSE grading system, please see our conversion table to convert your GCSE grades.
|Qualification||Typical offer/minimum requirement|
280 points including ACC at A2 level or equivalent. One A2 level at grade A must be in Mathematics.
English Language, Mathematics and Science all at grade C or above (or acceptable equivalents)
|Access to HE Diploma||
The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis.
If we make you an offer, you will need 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 for further advice on your individual circumstances.
24 points overall
The University welcomes applications from international students. Our international recruitment team can guide you on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country.
If you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes.
Meet our staff in your country
For more advice about applying to Kent, you can meet our staff at a range of international events.
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. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.
General entry requirements
Please also see our general entry requirements.
Please refer to the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more information about funding for this programme.